Gunman kills 1, wounds 1 in Santa Monica alley

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Santa Monica police say one man was fatally shot and another wounded in an alley not far from the college where a gunman was killed last week after a deadly rampage.

Sgt. Richard Lewis says one victim died and the other is in surgery. He also says the shooting was not connected to last week's violence.

Lewis says the victims were in an alley about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday when a man walked up, shot each several times, then ran to a car and fled.

Lewis says no motive is known.

Lewis says the neighborhood has had past gang problems but it's been quiet for a long time.

The alley is a quarter-mile from Santa Monica College, where police killed John Zawahri after he fatally shot five people on Friday.

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