In her first public reaction since the deadly shootings in
Santa Monica last Friday, Randa Abdou, the mother of the gunman, is speaking out. "I
am in mourning for my family and those affected by this horrific tragedy over
the past few days. I cannot express my great sadness for the families who are also
suffering at this terrible time."
Adbou releasing her statement after returning to Santa
Monica from the Middle East. Her son, John Zawahri, stands accused of killing his father
and brother, burning down their house and then going on a violent deadly shooting rampage that
ends at Santa Monica College where he is shot dead by police.
Zawahri said to have been ready for a firefight, armed with
enough ammo magazines to fire more than a thousand rounds. Ammunition strapped to his
body, to his chest and thighs and even stuffed into the pockets of his clothing.
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