Restrictions both by the state and the U.S. Post Office prevented people from having effective defensive tools available when a woman went postal yesterday. Six killed, one wounded:
GOLETA, Calif. — A female ex-postal worker opened fire at a mail processing plant, killing six people and critically wounding another before committing suicide, authorities said early today.
Deputies responding to a call of shots fired about 9:15 p.m. Monday found two people dead outside the plant.
Two wounded women were located inside and were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. One died and the other was listed in critical condition early today with a gunshot wound to the head.
Nearly five hours later, deputies found four additional bodies, including one believed to be the female shooter, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson said. The shooter, who was not identified, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.