A southern California shooting and crime spree ended with at least four people, including the gunman, dead. The spree started at about 5:30 Tuesday morning at a home in Ladera Ranch, California. A call came in to police who arrived to find a woman dead inside the home. A 20 year old suspect was said to have fled in a sports utility vehicle. According to a Feb.19 Yahoo News article, he went to Tustin, a nearby city and continued a spree that went on for a total of twenty five minutes.
One shooting occurred at State Route 55 and McFadden Street. Two more people were shot and wounded at Interstate 5 and Red Hill Avenue. Another shooting occurred at Del Amo Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in Ladera Ranch. The spree ended at the intersection of Wanda Road and Katella Avenue.
The gunman was in a stolen vehicle when police caught up with him. He shot and killed himself as police were closing in on him at the Wanda Road and Katella Avenue intersection.
Tustin police received calls about the shootings between 5:30 a.m. to 5:55 a.m.
With suspicions of carjacking involved in the shooting spree, police are investigating six separate crime scenes in Orange County.
Ladera Ranch, Tustin and Orange are suburban cities that lie about 58 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Ladera Ranch began as a master planned community for the suburban Los Angeles area.