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Shooting near Santa Monica College campus

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Los Angeles Police Department Officers block the entrance to Santa Monica College after multiple shootings were reported. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Officials at UCLA Medical Center confirmed one person has died after a gunman fired shots near Santa Monica College today. The school was put on lockdown and six people were taken to the hospital, three of whom were in critical condition. President Barack Obama was in Santa Monica today for a fundraiser a few blocks away from the campus, but the shooting was not thought to be related.

Click here for more of KPCC’s coverage of the shooting.


Mary Plummer, Grant Slater, Brian Watt, Rina Palta, KPCC reporters

Ming-Yang Hsu, CHP officer

Witness accounts from: Carolyn Tschopik, Kate Linthicum, Adolfo Arqueta, Noke Taumalolo, Ben Hellwarth, Avishay Artsy, Joe Orcutt, Kate Linthicum, Suja Lowenthal

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