Four people have been left dead after a shooting spree through Orange County, California. Two others were also injured before the suspect Ali Syed stopped and shot himself to death in a stolen car, police said.
The shootings began early Tuesday morning when deputies responded to a call in Ladera Ranch, a sleepy inland town about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Authorities located the suspect in a stolen vehicle and followed him to the city of Orange, according to Garaven. When police stopped him, the suspect shot himself at an intersection. Police recovered a shotgun from the scene.
Garaven says the suspect succeeded in stealing a vehicle at each carjacking.”There have been other people coming forward saying they were shot at or their cars were shot at,” he said, but so far none had reported any serious injury.
A spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol said they didn’t have any active crime scenes on the freeway but the southbound 55 McFadden Avenue off-ramp would be closed until further notice.
The motive for the shootings is still unclear and it’s also unclear if the victims knew each other or the shooter.”I do not believe any of the victims are related to each other. It might have been a random thing,” he said. “We just don’t know.”