Shooting spree across Calif county leaves 4 dead

California Shootings
Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 11:41:44-05

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — A shooting rampage in Southern California has left four people dead, including the gunman.

Law enforcement officials say a 20-year-old student killed three people and left several others wounded in less than an hour over a 25-mile stretch of Orange County, before killing himself.

Police say the first victim was slain at a ranch where the shooter lived. Another was forced from his car at a red light, marched to a curb and killed in front of at least half a dozen witnesses.

Law enforcement authorities have identified the gunman as a 20-year-old unemployed part-time student, Ali Syed.

Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says that victim is a young woman in her 20s who has not been identified and is not related to the shooter.