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5th Santa Monica Shooting Victim Dies, Was on Her Way to Buy Textbooks; Police Confirm Suspected Gunman's Identity (Updated)
Marcela Franco pictured here with her father, Carlos. They were both killed in the Santa Monica shooting. (Credit: ABC News)

5th Santa Monica Shooting Victim Dies, Was on Her Way to Buy Textbooks; Police Confirm Suspected Gunman's Identity (Updated)

Franco had been a passenger in a Ford Explorer driven by her father, campus employee Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, who also was killed in the attack.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) -- A woman critically wounded in the Santa Monica College shooting rampage died Sunday, bringing the total number of victims killed by the gunman to five.

Marcela Franco, 26, had registered to take summer classes at the school and was on her way to buy textbooks when she was shot Friday, CNN reported. Franco died of her injuries at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to Santa Monica College spokeswoman Tricia Ramos.

Franco had been a passenger in a Ford Explorer driven by her father, campus employee Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, who also was killed in the attack.

Marcela Franco pictured here with her father, Carlos. (Credit: ABC News)

TheBlaze reported the suspected gunman's identity yesterday as John Zawahri, which police confirmed Sunday. Investigators trying to determine why he planned the shooting spree were focusing on a deadly act of domestic violence that touched off the mayhem.

This undated photo provided on Sunday, June 9, 2013, by the Santa Monica Police Department shows John Zawahri, 23, who police have identified as the shooter in Friday's deadly rampage at Santa Monica College. (Credit: AP) 

The heavily armed man's attack against his own family led to Friday's violence in Santa Monica streets, lasting just a matter of minutes until he was shot to death in a chaotic scene at a college library by police.

Investigators were looking at family connections to find a motive because the killer's father and brother were the first victims, an official briefed on the probe—who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly—told The Associated Press.

The killer, who died a day shy of his 24th birthday, was connected to a home that went up in flames after the first shootings, said police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.

Standing next to the weapons and ammo found at multiple crime scenes, Seabrooks said at a Saturday news conference that the "cowardly murderer" planned the attack and was capable of firing 1,300 rounds.

Here's a report from ABC News:

This CNN report focuses on the suspected gunman:

The following are previous reports from TheBlaze on this incident:

Santa Monica Killings Were Premeditated, Police Say; Suspect Had 1,300 Rounds of Ammo

(UPDATED) 5 Dead in Tragic Calif. Shootings, Including Gunman

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