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As many as six dead in shooting near LA-area community college


Police at the scene of a shooting at Santa Monica College on Friday, June 7.

As many as six victims were killed and two to three others injured Friday in a series of shootings near a community college in Santa Monica, Calif., west of Los Angeles, authorities said. The suspected shooter was shot and killed by officers at the scene and authorities have another suspect in custody, they said.

The shootings took place near where President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend a fundraising event. FBI agents responded to the scene, but the Secret Service said the shootings were believed to be unrelated to the president’s visit.

Investigators gave no indication of a possible motive.

Dr. Marshall Morgan, at the Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said in a news conference hours after the shootings that one of three victims — all women — brought to the trauma center with gunshot wounds had died.  One other was still in surgery and another was listed in serious condition, he said.


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Santa Monica College shooting: As many as 6 dead, police chief says

June 7, 2013 – 03:32 pm


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP/ABC7) – Two people were found dead Friday in a burned home near the campus of Santa Monica College, where someone sprayed a street corner with gunfire. The Santa Monica police chief says as many as six people were shot to death.

Police and witnesses said the gunfire began adjacent to the campus and about three miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon.

Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched for a possible second shooter.

Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department said there was extensive fire damage inside the nearby home. A woman also was found with a gunshot wound in a car outside the burned home, he said.

Three shooting victims were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital spokesman Mark Wheeler said. Two were in critical condition and one was in serious condition, said.

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Police: Gunman killed 6 in Santa Monica shootings

June 7


Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A gunman with an assault-style rifle killed at least six people in Santa Monica on Friday before police shot him to death in a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library, authorities said.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks told reporters the rampage began at a house in the coastal city before the gunman, dressed all in black, made his way to Santa Monica College.

Seabrooks said he killed two people in the house, which caught fire, two more people as he moved several blocks toward the campus, and then two more on campus.

He entered the library and fired on other people but didn’t hit them, Seabrooks said.

Several students in the library reported hearing gunfire, and one witness said he heard a woman scream.

“The officers came in and directly engaged the suspect and he was shot and killed on the scene,” Seabrooks said.

She identified the gunman as 25 to 30 years old and dressed all in black, wearing what appeared to be a ballistic jacket.

The campus was searched for a second shooter, and a man dressed entirely in black, with the words “Life is a Gamble” on the back of his sweatshirt, was seen being taken into custody by law enforcement officers. He did not appear to be wounded.

“We are not convinced 100 percent that the suspect who was killed operated in a solo or alone capacity,” Seabrooks said.

All of this unfolded about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon.

Three women with gunshot wounds were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said Dr. Marshall Morgan, the chief of emergency medicine. One died, another was in surgery, and the third was in serious condition but doing well, he said.

Three other women went to UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica with relatively minor injuries, Morgan said. One has shrapnel-type injuries and the two others had injuries not related to gunfire, he said.

Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department said there was extensive fire damage inside the home where two bodies were found, and one of the wounded women was found with a gunshot wound in a car nearby.

Jerry Cunningham Rathner, who lives near the house, said she heard gunshots and came out onto her porch to see a man shooting at the residence. Soon, the building erupted in flames and was billowing smoke.

The gunman, dressed in black and wearing an ammunition belt, went to the corner and pointed a rifle at a woman in a car and told her to pull over, Rathner said. He then signaled to a second car, also driven by a woman, to slow down and began firing into the vehicle.

“He fired three to four shots into the car – boom, boom, boom, right at her,” said Cunningham, who went to the woman’s aid and saw she was wounded in the shoulder.

“I can’t believe she didn’t have worse injuries,” Cunningham said.

She said the gunman then abducted the woman in the first car and drove away.


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25.10.2012 HAZMAT USA State of California, Santa Monica [Lincoln and Ocean Park boulevards] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in USA on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 at 11:25 (11:25 AM) UTC.

Fire crews have blocked off the parking lot outside Albertson’s grocery store in Santa Monica while a hazardous materials team investigates a low-level radioactive substance which was found inside a trash bin close by. The material was discovered Wednesday morning near the store on Lincoln and Ocean Park boulevards, according to reports. The store has not been evacuated but the parking lot has been blocked off. “We do have firefighters inside the Albertson’s doing radiation monitoring,” Santa Monica Fire Department Chief Mark Bridges told KNX Newsradio. “They are not getting any radiation readings inside the store, but outside we’re getting above-normal readings.” Bridges also confirmed that “low-level radioactive material”, thought to be medical waste, was found in a trash bin.

Medical Diaper To Blame For Radiation Scare At Santa Monica Albertsons

The Albertsons store at 2627 Lincoln Boulevard where radiation was detected inside a dumpster.

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The Albertsons store at 2627 Lincoln Boulevard where radiation was detected inside a dumpster.

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A person undergoing treatment of Thyroid Cancer who did not dispose of a medical diaper properly led to a large emergency services radiation response to the Albertsons at Lincoln and Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica on Wednesday morning.

Santa Monica Fire Department spokesman Captain Judah Mitchell said several City Waste Management Division trucks on Tuesday returned with radiation readings.

A City of Santa Monica trash truck along with a supervisor equipped with a “radiation detector” retraced the route of these trucks Wednesday morning and at about 8:30 a.m., a radiation recording was detected at a dumpster behind the Albertsons store at 2627 Lincoln Boulevard and 911 was called.

Mitchell said the SMFD’s Battalion 1, Engine 4, Engine 6, and both division chiefs responded to the scene at 9:07 a.m. LA County HazMat also responded as did two specialists with Los Angeles County Radiation Management.

“HazMat personnel wearing protective suits and equipped with highly sophisticated monitors and detectors entered the area and discovered above normal reading of radiation,” Mitchell said. “A 50 foot perimeter was established and no one was allowed to enter the area.”

Mitchell said a bag of medical waste was found emitting medical grade Iodine 131 Beta Radiation that is used for the treatment of Thyroid Cancer.

“After consulting with all agencies involved, LA County Radiation approved the plan to transport all the contents of the dumpster using a City trash truck to the Sun Shine Landfill in the Valley for proper disposal,” Mitchell said. “All Fire personnel were evaluated at the conclusion of the incident, and radiation readings were obtained from their personal dosimeters. The results were all within the acceptable range.”

Mitchell said radiation readings were taken inside the store when fire units responded, but tested negative.

He said the patrons already shopping were allowed to finish and no one was allowed to enter Albertsons, thus clearing the store of customers within 10-15 minutes.

The parking lot was closed to normal traffic due to the number of safety personnel operating at the scene and potential safety issues during the incident.

Mitchell said the scene was cleared at 12:52 p.m.

Rafael Venegas, St. Anne’s Santa Monica Priest, Investigated For Sex Crime



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Santa Monica police today said they’re checking out a local priest after a woman came forward and alleged he sexually assaulted her.

If so (and, for the record, it ain’t so, at least not yet), it wouldn’t be too surprising. Church and the Tiki theater in Hollywood, apparently, are where all the sex crimes go down these days.

The man of the cloth under scrutiny was named as Rafael Venegas. He works at …

… St. Anne’s Church, 2017 Colorado Ave.

On July 1, the victim contacted cops to tell them the priest allegedly committed sexual battery on her at the church in September. She was an adult at the time (and female — unusual for this sort of thing), according to Santa Monica police.

The woman is not a parishioner there, cops said.

Venegas has not been arrested. Here’s the thing. Detectives are sniffing this out. They want anyone who might have similar allegations to call police at 310-458-8495.

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