Attacker kills 4, wounds 2 in California stabbing rampage

Authorities say a man who was "full of anger" stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random.

Garden Grove police say the 33-year-old man from Garden Grove robbed more than half a dozen businesses and killed two men at his own apartment complex during the two-hour wave of violence.

He was arrested as he walked out of a convenience store in neighboring Santa Ana, dropping a knife and a gun he had taken from a security guard he had just killed. The attacker's name wasn't immediately released.

Police Lt. Carl Whitney says the violence appeared to be random and the only known motives seem to be "robbery, hate, homicide." "We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people." Police say the attacker and four of the victims were described as Hispanic, while two victims were described as Caucasian. Initially, all had been described as Hispanic.

The two people who were wounded were listed in stable condition and were expected to survive.


Dawn Kamber