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A fifth victim of the horrific shooting in Santa Monica, Calif., was confirmed dead Sunday, while officials revealed the name of the suspected gunman.

John Zawahri, 23, was identified by police as the heavily armed man who rampaged through a mile-long stretch of the coastal L.A.-area city Friday.

He was dressed head to toe in black and carrying an AR-15 assault rifle as well as a duffel bag stuffed with as much as 1,800 rounds of ammunition.

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John Zawahri is accused of gunning down five people near the Santa Monica College campus, before being fatally shot himself in a police manhunt.


The fifth victim, Marcela Dia Franco, 26, who along with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, was fatally shot, was taken off life support Saturday.

Law enforcement officials also confirm that the two of the gunman’s victims were Zawahri’s 55-year-old father, Samir, and 24-year-old brother, Christopher.

Zawahri, who was to turn 24 Saturday, allegedly murdered the two men before setting his father’s house ablaze just before 12 p.m. and fleeing on foot.

As firefighters officials first arrived at the scene to extinguish the blaze, the gunman proceeded to carjack a vehicle being driven by an adult woman.

He threatened to murder her if she didn’t drive him to the nearby college campus, Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said Saturday.

The gunman demanded that the woman stop at various points along the mile-long ride so he could fire indiscriminately at passing cars, police said.

He shot at a woman driving past the scene of the carjacking, wounding her, and sprayed bullets at a public bus, shattering glass and injuring three people.

As they approached the SMC campus, the shooter fired at Carlos Navarro Franco while he sat behind the wheel of his SUV, which spun out of control.

It careened into a wall, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office investigator Joyce Kato, and Carlos, a groundskeeper at the school, died instantly.

His passenger, daughter Marcela, was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in West L.A., where she passed away Saturday night.

With officers in pursuit, the gunman abandoned the motorist and darted toward the library, shooting randomly. A bullet killed an unidentified woman in her 50s.

Amid the hail of gunfire, students took shelter in a provisional safe room, barricading the door with any available objects to keep the gunman out.

Officers arrived at the library shortly after noon and traded shots with the suspect before wounding him. He was taken outside and pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m.

Law-enforcement sources said Sunday that “open source postings” found online suggest that Zawahri suffered from emotional and psychological problems.

They added, however, that there “was nothing found through open source searches that would indicate that Zawahri had subscribed to any extremist ideologies.”