Just in: a violent incident at Santa Monica College, where a gunman reportedly wearing body armor opened fire:
There is also a house fire and another shooting 8 blocks away from the school:
UPDATE at 6/7/13 1:48:33 pm
President Obama is in Santa Monica at a fundraiser right now. Unknown at this point if there’s a connection, but the Secret Service was put on alert.
UPDATE at 6/7/13 2:04:48 pm
The LA Times now has a report: Santa Monica College Gunman Set Fire to Home, Attempted Carjackings, Sources Say.
The shooting that left at least three people wounded in the Santa Monica College area began when the alleged gunman broke into a nearby home and set fire to another property, law enforcement sources said.
The gunman then allegedly opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles, the sources said. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station.
The suspect fled to the library, where he was wounded by police, the sources added.
Police said they are trying to piece together the crime spree.
The bomb squad has also been called to the campus.
The California Highway Patrol said it received reports of shots fired at 11:55 a.m. at the corner of 17th and Pearl streets on the south side of the Santa Monica College campus. Sources said the shootings occurred in “multiple locations.”
CHP officer Vince Ramirez told The Times one suspect is in custody and that officers are trying to determine if there was a second shooter.