The Latest: Woman killed in shooting rampage identified

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on shooting rampage that left two people dead and one wounded (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Authorities in Northern California have identified a woman killed by a suspect who officials say was targeting people at random during a shooting rampage near Sacramento before dying in a shootout with deputies.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says 93-year-old Mary Toste, of Penryn, was standing at her door when she was shot Tuesday night.

Placer County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Andrew Scott said Wednesday the incident began when deputies responded to calls involving a man who was recklessly driving a pickup truck in a Newcastle parking lot and shooting randomly at people. Witnesses said they heard about 14 gunshots.

Scott says a man was in a car in Loomis when he was struck by a bullet and drove himself to a fire station to seek help.


8:15 a.m.

Officials in Northern California say a man was shot and killed by officers on a highway off-ramp after he allegedly shot two people in different locations, killing one.

KCRA-TV reports Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to calls Tuesday night of a man brandishing a gun and firing shots. The office says the suspect shot at least two people between Newcastle and Loomis.

Deputies caught up with the alleged suspect who was driving in the area of westbound Interstate 80 near Highway 65 in Roseville where he crashed into another driver.

Sheriff’s officials say that as deputies moved in to make the arrest, there was a “gun battle” and both the suspect and a police dog were wounded.

The unidentified suspect later died from his injuries.


Information from: KCRA-TV.

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