Santa Monica Shootings: 4 Victims and Suspect Killed: Police


Two female victims were hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center -- one in critical condition in an intensive care unit and one in fair condition, the hospital said in a news release this evening.

Another victim brought to the hospital died after suffering primarily abdominal injuries, said Dr. Marshall Morgan, UCLA Medical Center's chief of emergency medicine.

Three other women with relatively minor injuries were treated and released at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, the hospital said.

The college campus went on lockdown following the shootings as police attempted to secure the scene -- which Lewis said police accomplished when they determined the only suspect in the shootings was dead.

"The school is not on lockdown," he said late Friday. "It is closed, obviously, because there are numerous crime scenes along the campus. The city of Santa Monica is very safe."

Santa Monica College student Sam Luster was preparing for a presentation in the school's library when he heard gunfire.

"We didn't know what was happening until all the students at the entrance of the library started running down towards the bottom of the library," Luster told ABC News Los Angeles station KABC.

Luster took cover under a desk before moving towards an exit. He said he heard multiple gunshots near the exit.

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