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Authorities: 4 dead in California shooting spree

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

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TUSTIN, Calif. – A young man shot a woman to death in a home early Tuesday then went on a spree of carjackings and random shootings across Orange County that left two more people dead and three others wounded before the gunman killed himself, authorities said.

Many more victims were shot at but unhurt, Tustin Lt. Paul Garaven said.

The gunman was only described as being in his 20s, and his motive was not known, according to officials of at least four agencies investigating multiple crime scenes.

It was unclear if the victims knew each other or the shooter, Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said.

“It might have been a random thing,” he said. “We just don’t know.”

The shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found the woman shot multiple times in a house in Ladera Ranch, about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Several shootings occurred in the next hour at other locations.

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