Gunman kills three in California

February 20, 2013 - 5:02:24 am

A man, believed to be the shooter, lies dead in the street near an Orange County Sheriff’s vehicle in Villa Park, California, yesterday. 

LOS ANGELES: A gunman killed three people in California yesterday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of carjackings before taking his own life, police said.

At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles while driving a stolen car on the freeway, before he shot and killed himself in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.

The first killing appeared to be a woman found dead in her home in Ladera Ranch, after neighbours reported hearing gunfire in the early hours. The suspect, a man in his 20s, then fled in an SUV. “Multiple incidents” then occurred as the man drove to nearby Tustin, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles, said Tustin police department spokesman Paul Garaven. 

The total number of injured was unclear, as further reports emerged of people shot at while driving on the freeway.