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L.A. Now Live: Discuss latest developments on O.C. shootings

February 20, 2013 |  7:57 am

Times staff writer Kate Mather will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the latest on the investigation into an hour-long shooting rampage in Orange County that left four dead, including the alleged shooter, and several others wounded.

Authorities say 20-year-old college student Ali Syed killed a woman at his Ladera Ranch home and embarked on a string of shootings that stretched through the heart of Orange County, targeting random people during their morning routines.

He carjacked a truck at a gas station, police said, then executed a businessman and stole his BMW. A few minutes later, he killed a plumber and took a work truck. He shot indiscriminately at morning commuters on the 55 Freeway, hitting at least three cars.

His motive remained a mystery Wednesday morning and the case's biggest questions surround the identity of Syed's first alleged victim — a woman in her 20s who still has not been identified.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said the woman had been shot several times. She was not related to Syed and it remained unclear who she was and why she was at his home.