Santa Monica Shootings: Father, Daughter Among the
By JOHN SCHRIFFEN, ALEXIS SHAW and DEAN SCHABNER | Good Morning America – 2 hours 42 minutes ago
A Santa Monica College employee and his daughter were among the victims of a shooting rampage that left five people dead
as well as the suspected gunman.
Marcela Franco, 26, was with her father, Carlos, 68, when the gunman -- described by police as "heavily armed" and "ready
for battle" -- came on the campus in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday.
The gunman opened fire on the car the Francos were driving in, spraying it with bullets and killing Carlos Franco.
The vehicle crashed into a wall, criticially injuring Marcela, who died this morning at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
with her family by her side, according to a statement from the school.
"Our deepest sympathies go to the Franco family," college president Chui L. Tsang said in an email today. "At the
appropriate time, the College will convene a campus-wide memorial."
Marcela Franco had registered to attend classes at Santa Monica College this summer, Tsang said in the email.
Carlos Franco, who was a longtime groundskeeper at the college, "was very well liked and very respected," Santa Monica
Police Chief Albert Vasquez said in a news conference today.