(Reuters) – 4 folks have been killed and two injured in a stabbing and theft spree throughout two Southern California communities close to Los Angeles on Wednesday, police mentioned.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man from Orange County, California, was arrested after the two-hour spree within the Backyard Grove and Santa Ana communities, about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, information media reported.
The suspect’s identify was not launched.
Two males have been killed in an house in Backyard Grove and one other at a Subway restaurant. The fourth individual killed was a 7-Eleven safety guard in Santa Ana, police mentioned on Twitter and in media stories.
Police in Backyard Grove and neighboring Santa Ana have been engaged on not less than 10 crime scenes late on Wednesday, in accordance with police on Twitter.
Police mentioned the suspect additionally robbed a bakery, a check-cashing enterprise and an insurance coverage workplace, the place a girl was additionally stabbed, California media reported.
The suspect was arrested at a 7-Eleven at about 6 p.m., police advised information media.
“These are all random acts of violence,” Backyard Grove Lieutenant Carl Whitney mentioned. “Our suspect was not related to any of the victims.”
Representatives from the Santa Ana and Backyard Grove police didn’t instantly return telephone calls searching for remark.
Reporting by Wealthy McKay in Atlanta; Modifying by Paul Tait