Santa Monica shooting survivor: ‘Thank God, I’m alive’

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Gunman had multiple firearms and about 1,300 rounds of ammunition

Police say John Zawahri fatally shot his father, brother and three others

Santa Monica, California CNN  — 

By all accounts, suspected Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri was ready to inflict maximum harm.

He had multiple firearms and about 1,300 rounds of ammunition. Also, apparently, he had the capacity to kill.

Police say he killed his father and brother, along with three others, during a Friday afternoon rampage in Santa Monica, California.

But by some strokes of good luck, or because of quick thinking, Zawahri was not able to kill more.

“As soon as I looked him straight in the eye, I saw what he was going to do,” said Deborah Fine.

She told CNN she saw the gunman pull over another woman and hold a rifle to her head.