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Santa Monica College Shooting: Multiple Fatalities, Suspected Gunman Reported Dead

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Ugh!!! This is so unbearably sad!!!

We told you earlier that shots were fired at Santa Monica College today, while the President was nearby, and that several people were injured!!

Several victims were taken to nearby hospitals, some are in critical condition. We're even hearing reports of possible fatalities.

It's unclear exactly what happened, but nearby cars were apparently sprayed with bullets and nearby property was damaged by fire, though it isn't yet certain how those two tragedies are related, if at all.

Police Sgt. Rudy Flores says the shooter is in custody, and injured, but did not speak to the extent of those injuries.

Police took a man into custody who wore all black, with a phrase on the back of his shirt that reading "Life is a Gamble," but it isn't clear whether he is the injured suspect.

Shortly after the shots were fired, school officials went into lock-down mode, canceling final exams and cautioning all students to stay in their classroom.

In a Facebook statement, the college said:

"Due to the shooter situation on the main SMC campus, the college is on lock-down. This means that if you are on campus, stay out of open spaces, stay in doors, lock all doors and do not open the doors until you receive an all clear from college officials.

If you are off campus, do NOT come to campus.

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay tuned for updates."

Schools are supposed to be amongst the most sacred places on earth; our heart breaks whenever something so unfathomably sad like this happens.

Our thoughts our with everyone affected by today's tragedy!

UPDATE: Several sources now confirm the death of multiple victims, and also the death of the main suspect.

The L.A. Times suggests the suspect may have had an accomplice.

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10 comments to “Santa Monica College Shooting: Multiple Fatalities, Suspected Gunman Reported Dead”

  1. 1

    it didn't have anything to do with the ass-hole in chief

  2. da peace says – reply to this


    As alumni of SMC my heart is with you all. Hope everyone hurt recovers. This is very sad

  3. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Had not read about this, what a sad story and hope and pray there are no fatalities

  4. tempe says – reply to this


    He's so laughable when reporting "serious" stories. He tries to be the CNN of gossip bloggers. lol

  5. bookworm says – reply to this


    i was here…i was at the middle school across the street from the colledge…scary as F***

  6. natti says – reply to this


    oh wow!!! hope its nobody i know i lived in l.a for a while yikesssss

  7. Calvin says – reply to this


    And still Americans (mainly red necks) insist of having guns… How many more innocent people have to die?!

  8. K Larizz says – reply to this


    RIP Santa Monica victims.
    I dislike the fact that President Obama hasn't made a statement or shown condolences the the families and friends….and he was aware of the shooting! He always says a statement saying"we are with you" bullshit man.

  9. K Larizz says – reply to this


    obama hasn't said a statement towards what happened. he always says gives his condolences after a tragedy happens. HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON IN SANTA MONICA AND HASN'T SAID A WORD.

  10. Thomas Morley says – reply to this


    Re: Calvin – truth is calvin when someone points a gun at you would you want to have a gun in the same moment if you want to keep your life than you would agree with guns because people dont care how you think at all. im sorry but that is me in the picture and i am not a redneck i am a normal puertorican irish person who wants to survive in this world and if it means i need to shoot another person that may take my little girls life i will kill so this discussiion is over