4 dead, including gunman, in southern California shooting spree
URGENT -- Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday has left four people dead, including the shooter, and several others injured.
The shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found a female shot multiple times in a house in Ladera Ranch, said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.
The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, fled the scene in an SUV, according to the LA Times.
Three more people were fatally shot in the next 25 minutes after carjackings in Tustin and Santa Ana.
"There are multiple (crime) scenes throughout Tustin and the surrounding areas," said Tustin Police Lt. Paul Garaven.
Police say there were a total of six shooting scenes across the county.
Amormino could not immediately confirm that the subsequent shootings were related to carjackings.
The suspect shot himself at an intersection in Tustin, the sheriff's spokesman said.
The motive for the shootings is still unclear and it's also unclear if the victims knew each other or the shooter.