Security cameras capture the shooting suspect entering the Santa Monica College Library. (Image courtesy of Santa Monica Police Department)

Security cameras capture the shooting suspect entering the Santa Monica College Library. (Image courtesy of Santa Monica Police Department)

Key moments in a shooting rampage Friday that killed at least four people in Santa Monica, before a gunman was shot and killed by police in the Santa Monica College Library. Based on reports from witnesses, police, and fire, college and hospital officials.

— At 11:52 a.m. PDT, firefighters respond to a blaze at a house about a mile from Santa Monica College. Two people are eventually found dead in the burned house. Two officials tell The Associated Press the victims are the gunman’s father and brother.

— The gunman shoots and injures one person driving by, then carjacks another vehicle, having a woman give him a ride at gunpoint.

— The gunman shoots at a public bus at a nearby intersection, leaving three people with minor injuries.

— At about noon, shots are heard around the campus of Santa Monica College. The campus and two nearby schools are locked down. Witnesses see a man dressed in black wearing cargo pants and a ballistic vest shoot at a red SUV with a semi-automatic rifle. The driver is hit in the torso and the car accelerates across the street into a wall. The driver dies. One passenger is critically injured.

— The gunman exchanges gunfire with college and city police. He moves on to the 38-acre campus, making his way toward the library.

— The gunman shoots a woman outside the library. She dies about three hours later at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

— Shortly after noon, the suspect walks into the library, where he exchanges gunfire with police and is wounded. He is carried to a sidewalk, where he dies.

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