Multiple crime scenes in Tustin shootings this morning

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TUSTIN (CNS) – Several people were shot in the Tustin area this morning, at least two of them fatally, including the suspected shooter, who apparently killed himself, law enforcement officials said.

A preliminary investigation indicates one person shot several others and then died at Red Hill and Edinger avenues, said Tustin police Lt. Paul Garaven. The case involved an attempted carjacking near the site where the suspect died, he said.

“There are multiple (crime) scenes throughout Tustin and the surrounding areas,” he said.

Three people were shot in Tustin, and two others were shot in nearby areas, Garaven said.

At least two people were transported to nearby hospitals, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. One of the wounded may have died in the hospital, in addition to the two confirmed dead, according to reports from the area.

Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said there were a total of six shooting scenes.

A woman was shot and killed in Ladera Ranch, and the suspect, described as a man in his 20s, was “not a threat to the community,” he said, indicating the suspect is dead.

One crime scene is at the McFadden offramp from the southbound Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Denise Quesada. The offramp was closed about 5:20 a.m. while an investigation was conducted, she said.

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