“Santa Monica College was placed on lockdown Friday due to an active shooter on campus, confirmed Los Angeles sheriff’s officials,” KABC reports. “The shooting was reported at the school campus shortly after noon . . .
Sheriff’s officials have confirmed multiple victims.
A second shooting was reported a few blocks east of the school’s campus pn 21st Street. Three victims were reportedly shot and found in a vehicle about a block and a half away from the school.
Authorities say the gunman was down. His condition remains unknown.
A gangland shooting (or two) perhaps? Bad timing, then. cbs.com reports that . . .
President Obama is in Santa Monica speaking at a luncheon fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, about a 10-minute drive from where the shooting took place.
“We are aware of the incident and it is not impacting the visit. It’s a local police matter at this point,” said Edwin M. Donovan, Deputy Assistant Director of the U.S. Secret Service, in a statement released after the incident.”
What’s the bet that the President doesn’t see it that way, bloody shirt waving-wise?