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Alleged Santa Monica Shooter Left "Farewell" Note

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By Paul Johnson

Santa Monica, California (CNN) - Authorities revealed Thursday that the alleged Santa Monica, California shooter left a suicide note.
23-year-old John Zawahri is suspected of killing five people in a series of shootings on Friday.
Authorities say it started when he lit his family house on fire and fatally shot his father and brother.
Police announced new details in a news conference Thursday.
We know that Zawahri possessed an array of realistic-looking replica firearms and zip guns capable of firing live ammunition. We know that the antique black powder firearm which he had with him had been converted to a revolver capable of firing 45-caliber ammunition. We know that he left behind what can be called a farewell note in which he expressed hope his mother would be looked after financially even as he said goodbye to his friends and expressed remorse for his actions in the killing of his brother and his father.
The shooting spree ended when police officers fatally shot Zawahri at Santa Monica College’s library.


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