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Santa Monica Shooting Reported Blocks Away From Santa Monica College, 1 Person Dead (UPDATES)

06/11/2013 12:12 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES -- Multiple gunshot victims were reported in Santa Monica, Calif., early Tuesday morning.

The crime scene is just blocks away from Santa Monica College, where a gunman went on a shooting rampage on Friday.

Two men were transported to the hospital after police responded to a call about gunshots at around 8:20 a.m. on the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The victims were transported to a local hospital to undergo surgery. One man died of his wounds, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Authorities say that the suspect allegedly approached the two victims in an alley and began firing. Police are searching for the suspect and a car, which may be a blue Infiniti, notes the Los Angeles Times.

As of 9:30 a.m., the campus of Santa Monica College was not on lockdown, the college president's office told The Huffington Post. Final exams have concluded, and the campus is mostly quiet except for activity preparing for the school's graduation this evening.

The grounds had just re-opened to students on Monday.

Authorities identified Friday's gunman as 23-year-old John Zawahri. Zawahri, a former Santa Monica College student, began his deadly rampage at his childhood home on Yorkshire Avenue, where he killed his father and brother. He fatally shot three more people on the campus of Santa Monica College, where police engaged him in a gunfight. He later died of his wounds.

Earlier on HuffPost:

Santa Monica Shooting Rampage
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