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Old 02-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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This happened this morning (shooting)

This ended very close to where I live. I was getting ready for work at the time. Seriously don't understand why people don't just off themselves and leave everybody else alone.

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A 20-year-old college student went on a shooting rampage across Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring several others before killing himself, authorities said.

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Police said the man, identified as Ali Syed, 20, of Ladera Ranch, Calif., told one of his victims, whose car he stole: "I killed somebody. This is my last day."

In all, there were three homicide victims and at least five victims of attempted homicide, police said.

Syed, a student at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo with no criminal record, shot and killed a young woman in his home in Ladera Ranch, which he shared with his parents, said Scott Jordan, police chief of the town of Tustin, where several of the incidents occurred Tuesday.

The relationship between Syed and the young woman remained unclear, as was the reason she was in the home, police said.

Syed's parents were home at the time, about 4:45 a.m. (7:45 a.m. ET), and fled, Jordan said. Syed then took their black sport-utility vehicle and set out on a drive along Orange County's highways, stopping at times to change cars and shoot people — apparently at random, according to police.

As state troopers homed in on him, he then killed himself.

Police and sheriff's officials gave this account of the dramatic chase:

Syed's first stop was the parking lot of a restaurant in Tustin, another Los Angeles suburb about 20 miles away, where he was spotted loading his shotgun by a man who was waiting in his car for his son.

The man quickly drove off with Syed chasing him on foot and firing his shotgun. The man was shot in the back of head but survived and managed to drive a short way before coming to a stop. He shot and wounded a second person who had rushed up to see what was happening.

Syed's car was damaged and had a flat tire, so he ran across the street to a gasoline station, where he approached a man filling up his tank. He took the man's truck after politely telling him: "I don't want to hurt you. I killed somebody. This is my last day. Give me your keys."

Investigators update the deadly carjackings in Southern California.

Now in his second stolen vehicle, Syed took off down state Route 55. He exited in Santa Ana, where he began randomly firing at vehicles on the freeway.

Three vehicles were damaged in Santa Ana, the driver of one which suffered minor injuries to his face and hand. That man drove home and called police, who began tracking Syed in earnest. All three were damaged vehicles were being treated as attempted homicides/

Back in the stolen truck, Syed again tore off down Route 55. He took an off-ramp too fast, causing him to jump the curb, whereupon he leapt out of the truck, approached a man who was stopped at a stop sign, "walked him across the road and executed him, shooting him three times," Jordan said.

That victim was identified as Melvin Lee Edwards, 69, of Laguna Hills.

Syed then took the man's BMW — his third stolen vehicle — and drove off to the parking lot of a computer store, where he shot two people, apparently strangers, killing one of them. The dead man was identified as Jeremy Lewis, 26, of Fullerton.

Syed drove off in yet another stolen vehicle, returning to Route 55 as emergency calls poured in to authorities. As state troopers were preparing to get into position, he exited the freeway in the city of Orange. With the stolen vehicle still moving, he jumped out, put the shotgun to his head and killed himself.

Authorities said they found the shotgun beside Syed's body. And as of late Tuesday afternoon, they said, they had no explanation for why any of it happened.
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Had guns been banned this would've never happened. /sarcasm
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like he was playing a little too much grand theft auto

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I am glad he shot himself. But i do wish he could be anal raped for the rest of his life.
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Had guns been banned this would've never happened. /sarcasm

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Defense of property before for respect for the dead. Wow.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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So tired of these gun debates it's not guns, it's the irresponsible people that own them
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So tired of these gun debates it's not guns, it's the irresponsible people that own them
Agreed, and if you could open carry in California i have to feel this may have been stopped earlier.

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Alright, get it over with. Just move this to the gun forum.
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So tired of these gun debates it's not guns, it's the irresponsible people that own them
It will forever be about guns while the fearful turn into the paranoid and have delusion of Obama's black helicopter society coming in the dark of night to steal their guns.

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Agreed, and if you could open carry in California i have to feel this may have been stopped earlier.

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There is a naive belief that someone having a gun in these situations will be adequately prepared to handle or prevent the situation.
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and also a naive belief that someone having a gun makes them more prone to commiting a violent act than someone without. just sayin'


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It will forever be about guns while the fearful turn into the paranoid and have delusion of Obama's black helicopter society coming in the dark of night to steal their guns.
and before you get into throwing the term "paranoid" around....

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...iscation-bill/

it's not like legislators aren't trying to take them.
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two sides of the same coin. just sayin'
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It will forever be about guns while the fearful turn into the paranoid and have delusion of Obama's black helicopter society coming in the dark of night to steal their guns.
Same can be said for people who fear and want to ban guns.
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There is a naive belief that someone having a gun in these situations will be adequately prepared to handle or prevent the situation.
You know what else is Naive? The thought that California's restrictions on firearms ownership, etc. actually have an effect. Yet another example of a crazy person in a state with some of the toughest laws going on a rampage.

Really effective, right? Naivety at its finest...
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