Santa Monica College Shooting Survivor: I Dodged Gunfire

Fri, June 7, 2013 6:26pm EST by 1 Comment
Santa Monica College Student Shot

On June 7, tragedy struck at Santa Monica College when a person opened fire on the campus, killing a total of four people including the suspect. A survivor of the shooting tells EXCLUSIVELY what he witnessed during the shooting.

Four people, plus the suspect, were killed after a shooting that happened at Santa Monica College in Southern California on June 7.

Santa Monica College Shooting Survivor: I Dodged Gunfire

Joe Orcutt, a student at Santa Monica College who survived the shooting, tells EXCLUSIVELY:

Just got shot at at Santa Monica College! Some white guy dressed in black with a bulletproof vest and rifle [was] randomly shooting at people. First shooting was a guy driving out of staff parking lot…and ended up driving across street and through a brick wall. [He] shot at me from about 30 feet away and I managed to jump out of the way in time, but heard the whoosh of a bullet go past. Cops ended up shooting [the suspect] in the library.

Santa Monica College On Lockdown After Shooting

The school and surrounding area were put under lockdown following the shooting. The first suspect is believed to have been shot and killed in the school’s library. Police have a second suspect in custody.

The shooter fired his gun at least once inside the campus library around noon PST. Witnesses report that they saw a man with several weapons shooting into cars and a bus near Santa Monica College.

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– Reporting by Sandra Clark, Written by Jenny Pickard

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Posted at 4:25 AM on June 8, 2013