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Man kills himself after string of Southern California crimes

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 13:56:45-05

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 15-minute string of shootings, carjackings, and a kidnapping led to a hostage situation in a Southern California church before the suspect shot himself to death.

Police say the violence began in Long Beach shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

In all three men were shot and wounded and two women drivers were carjacked. One of the women was forced to drive away with the assailant.

Police tracked the suspect to a church in Carson where he held the carjacking victim and several other adults. Police say the carjacking victim was able to get away before the assailant killed himself.