Santa Monica shooting: Two dead, at least six headed to the hospital

The full story of the sudden shooting spree near Santa Monica College earlier today is still emerging, but here are the details so far:

An alleged gunman, who has been wounded by police, opened fire at 11:55 a.m. at “multiple locations,” according to authorities, after breaking into one area residence and setting fire to another. It was in the building that had been set on fire that two bodies were found. Following that, the individual reportedly tried to carjack two vehicles and opened fire on other cars.

The suspected gunman has since been apprehended by police. And though the bomb squad has been called to the scene, authorities at this time still believe there is only one shooter.

From the account of Andrey Priadkin, who was studying for finals when he heard screams:

"I saw a guy wearing all black, holding a big gun. He looked very calm. I stared at him. I’m thinking maybe he’s a police force."

The man stared at Priadkin for about “three to four seconds” before he turned and began firing, Priadkin said.

"That’s when I realized I have to go," he said. "I just ran."

Read the latest updates over at L.A. Now.

Photos: Michael Nelson / EPA, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images, Aaron Smith / Los Angeles Times

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