A man has killed four people during a stabbing rampage in Southern California before policemen found his car parked outside a 7-Eleven convenience store and arrested him, authorities said.
In addition to the people killed, the attacker left two wounded in multiple crime scenes in Garden Grove and Santa Ana, police said on Wednesday.
The victims killed two people at his apartment complex, a 7-Eleven security guard and one more person at a Subway restaurant.
The mayhem started Wednesday when police received a burglary call shortly after 4 p.m. local time, Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said.
Two people said they had come home and found their apartment burglarized.
As officers prepared to respond to the apartment burglary, another call came in about 20 minutes later about a robbery at a bakery in Garden Grove in which an unknown amount of cash was taken.
The same suspect broke into the apartment then drove his silver Mercedes to the bakery, police said. From the bakery, he returned to the apartment, got into an altercation and fatally stabbed two people, Whitney said.
The suspect lived in the same apartment complex and it’s unclear whether he knew the victims. At the time, officers did not know that the apartment and bakery incidents were connected.