SANTA MONICA (LALATE) – The Santa Monica shooting 2013 today is tied the Yorkshire Avenue home fire, witnesses claim. The Santa Monica shooting today June 7, 2013 began actually with an arson and homicide on Yorkshire Avenue near Pico that ended in a house fire, so claim witnesses. The home address was first erroneously reported as the 2500 block of Kansas Avenue.
In a news statement moments ago, witness Reid Rosson told local news that an elderly male lived in the residence on Yorkshire Avenue in Santa Monica. Reid claimed that one of the male’s sons came to the residence, fatally shot his father, then set the house on fire.
As the arson fire burned, the alleged killer then allegedly went on a shooting rampage. First the gunman purportedly shot at one car to stop in the Yorkshire street. He then allegedly shooting out glass in the driver’s side window and riddled the side of the car with bullets. Moments later, the gunman allegedly carjacked another vehicle.
Witnesses tell news that the gunman left the arson scene with the driver. But witnesses were unaware that a carjacking had occurred until moments later. Rosson told news that calls were first being placed to 911 for the gunfire in the Kansas block. But during those calls, more gunfire erupted. Moments later, the house was purportedly set on fire. The gunman then headed to Santa Monica City College. Details are still conflicting as to where and how the gunman then progressed once at the campus. UPDATE: Police are telling news that they are two victims in the house. Police cannot confirm if the victims are the shooter’s brother and father.