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Los Angeles Police officers are shown detaining a man near a shooting at Santa Monica College Friday June 7, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. A gunman opened fire near Santa Monica College, police said, and several people are reported wounded. Witnesses say a man on a street corner fired shots at vehicles, including a bus. Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores says the shooter is believed to be among the wounded. (AP Photo/Tami Abdollah)

2 dead in burned home near California college shooting

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2 dead in burned home near California college shooting
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A fire official in Santa Monica, Calif., says two men have been found dead in a burned home near a shooting scene outside a college.

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Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department says there was extensive fire damage inside the home, which isn't far from a chaotic scene at Santa Monica College.

Furrows says a woman also was found with a gunshot wound in a car outside the burned home.

Witnesses at the college describe hearing numerous gunshots, students scrambling to safety and a man dressed in black being taken into custody.

An area hospital reports receiving three victims, two in critical condition and one in serious condition.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Someone fired gunshots near the campus of Santa Monica College shortly before noon Friday, police said, and several people were reported to be wounded.

Police Sgt. Rudy Flores said the wounded included the shooter, who was also reported to be in custody. He did not elaborate on the extent of the wounds.

Flores said numerous witnesses called to report that the shooting began with a man on a street corner near the college firing shots at vehicles, including a bus.

California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Ramirez said his agency began receiving 911 calls just minutes before noon.

“We understand one shooter was taken into custody shortly after we arrived,” he said.

Ramirez said officers were searching the 38-acre campus after witness said there may have been a second shooter who fled onto the campus. He emphasized that those reports were unconfirmed.

Santa Monica College is a two-year college with about 34,000 students in an area of both residences and strip malls, a little more than a mile from the coastal city's beaches and pier. It is also about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraiser Friday afternoon.

Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said the agency was aware of the shooting but it had no impact on the president's event..

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