[UPDATED with Student-Receptionist-Stripper?] 4 Dead in A.M. Shooting Spree
UPDATE NO. 2, FEB. 19, 11:22 A.M.: Orange County property records show the home at 5 Red Leaf Lane in Ladera Ranch is owned by Irfan and Sarwat Syed.
A Sarwat Syed, 42, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested in August 2011 for a hit-and-run crash on the 405 freeway near Laguna Canyon Road the previous June that injured then-4-year-old Ava O'Connor, who was being driven back from Pretend City by a friend's mother. Ava went on to undergo a nine-hour operation to repair her jaw, upper palate, eye sockets and nose, and later recovered at home with a feeding tube, a tracheostomy and 10 plates in her head.
Syed was arrested after the CHP linked a partial license-plate number with an insurance claim she filed the day after the hit-and-run for damage to her GMC Yukon Denali.
Meanwhile, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer released the following statement this morning:
"This morning's horrific shootings are devastating to Orange County and the people of my district. My heart goes out to the families of the victims and to those who were wounded. I pray for healing for our community as we honor the victims in the coming days."
He also praised Orange County law enforcement, who for the second time this month have faced a deadly shooter, a reference to the Christopher Dorner saga.
"Our men and women of law enforcement put their lives at risk every day to keep us safe," Spitzer said. "I'm so proud of our city and county law enforcement, and I have the utmost confidence in them as they work to complete today's investigation."
UPDATE NO. 3, FEB. 19, 12:52 P.M.: Neighbors say a woman in her 40s with three children resided in the Ladera Ranch home, where gunshots were heard in the moments around 2 a.m. followed by another ruckus a couple of hours later.
An adult male was seen picking up the children later in the morning.
News blogger Dennis Romero of our sister paper LA Weekly created the following Google map of this morning's shooting rampage:
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