Christopher Samir Zawahri, a
was shot and killed Friday,
during a rampage that left four others, and the gunman, dead in Santa Monica.
Zawahri's younger brother, John Zawahri, 23, killed his father, Samir, 55, and brother in the same room in
the back of their Santa Monica home. He then carjacked a motorist and
forced her at gunpoint to drive him to the campus.
Along the way
he fired on other vehicles, including a sport-utility vehicle carrying
Santa Monica College groundskeeper Carlos Franco, 68, and his daughter,
Marcela, 26. Both died.
Police identified his last victim as Margarita Gomez, a 68-year-old visiting the campus to collect cans.
Authorities found a three- to four-page handwritten note on John Zawahri's body. A portion dealt with family, but most of it was a series of farewells to "several" friends, Lewis said, adding that there was ...
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