BREAKING: At least four people were killed in Tustin-Villa Park area shootings and carjackings Tuesday morning. The incidents occurred near the 5 and 55 freeways in the Tustin and Villa Park areas. Investigators reportedly responded to six locations, including a home in Ladera Ranch, where a body was discovered.
NBC Los Angeles reports, the alleged suspect committed suicide when he was caught in a stolen vehicle by police.
The police response in the Tustin area began with a carjacking and shots fired report at about 5:30 a.m. near Red Hill and Nisson Road, just off the 5 Freeway. A bystander was shot during the carjacking, according to Tustin police.
A second shooting and carjacking was reported near the 55 Freeway at Village Way. The carjacking victim was killed. A third report in connection with the shootings was received near Edinger Avenue and Newport Avenue. Officers discovered two carjacking victims, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The second carjacking victim was hospitalized in critical condition.
Aerial video also showed Tustin police and California Highway Patrol vehicles at the intersection of Wanda Road and Katella Avenue, just east of the 55 Freeway. A body was discovered at the location. Source
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