California shooting kills 2 and injures 2, including officer
11:35, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
A gunman killed two men, wounded a woman and injured a California Highway Patrol officer after he opened fire at homes, a car, two gas stations and a winery in this small lakeside Northern California town before being arrested, authorities said. Alan Ashmore, 61, also may have started a small fire as he fled law enforcement Monday in the lakeside community, Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said.The motive for the attacks remained a mystery. “We don’t know whether the shootings were all targeted, if they were random or if they were a combination,” Martin said. Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson told San Francisco’s KPIX-TV that “I think he was almost targeting everybody, everybody he had a grudge with and also random citizens.”Several guns were found in his vehicle. Ashmore was known around town, Martin said.