A Simi Valley shooting left a 29-year-old called a “mother-killer” dead this week after local police officers shot and killed the gunman, who had opened fire on both his mom and other civilians in the area. The California man was taken down by law enforcement officials after it appeared he killed his own mother while at home, UPI reports this Sunday, Aug. 25.
The Simi Valley shooting has spurred police officers to investigate the crime scene that occurred on Saturday evening in a local home. Officials had been called around 5 p.m. following neighbor reports of several gunshots being fired inside the house.
The neighbors added that the suspect — who has not yet been publicly identified — was previously driving around on his tractor while carrying a gun, opening fire at random people on the street until he finally shot his mother once back inside, killing her. There have been no other injuries from the shocking rampage.
"I was working on this pickup truck here in the driveway and I heard five shots ring out," said one of the neighbors and a witness to the Simi Valley shooting; he lives only three doors down from the home of the woman that was murdered. "Sometime in between the gun shots, I did hear a woman scream and then silence.”
Police arrived only minutes after a 911 call was made to try and calm down the “mother-killer”, added the site.
"About six officers with SWAT vests and assault rifles came walking up the street," the witness added. "They told everyone to get in their houses. We stood in the garage for quite a while. I then heard a dozen, probably two dozen more shots."
During the shootout, the 29-year-old shooter and murder suspect was taken down, concluded a police spokeswoman.
"Those officers have to make quick decisions. They were saving people's lives in this neighborhood," said Stephanie Shannon of the Simi Valley Police Department.
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