Man 'full of anger' kills 4, wounds 2 in California stabbing rampage

Garden Grove police on Aug. 7 2019 investigate the death of a woman found inside a home

A 33-year-old felon accused of killing four people and wounding two others in a stabbing spree in two Southern California cities "savagely attacked" his victims seemingly at random and unprovoked, police said on Thursday.

The crime spree began when Castaneda stabbed two roommates to death on Wednesday afternoon outside the Garden Grove apartment complex where he lived, police said. She is expected to survive.

Meanwhile, the psycho appears to grab something from the office before making a run for it.

And then, 25 minutes later, a woman was stabbed multiple times at a Garden Grove insurance business.

"We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight", Whitney said Wednesday. "She fought as best she could against this armed suspect and sustained multiple stab wounds".

The stabbing spree took place across more than six locations over approximately two hours in Garden Grove and neighbouring Santa Ana, about 35 miles (56km) southeast of Los Angeles.

Police told USA media the violence appeared to be random, with the only known motives for the two-hour rampage as "robbery, hate, homicide".

Castaneda was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a 7-Eleven store, where he allegedly fatally stabbed a security guard - who did not work at the convenience store - and stole his gun.

Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRe prepares to address the media next to a booking mug shot of Zachary Castaneda posted outside of the Garden Grove Police Department headquarters in Garden Grove, Calif., Aug. 8, 2019. They say he is a gang member with a violent criminal record and served time in prison. "He never told us why he did this".

His arrest last month on charges of having a concealed dagger and drug charges came while he was on bail for his June arrest on charges of street gang vandalism. The suspect was covered in blood, DaRe said.

"This person should have been in prison and not allowed to be in our community, committing these violent acts", DaRĂ© said. A second victim was found inside and taken to UCI Medical Center, but he also ended up dying.

Police said the suspect used "multiple knives or machetes" in the attacks.

Asked about a motive, Whitney replied, "We don't know", according to KABC.

Police didn't identify the other man killed, but said he was 63 years old.

Police cars are parked Thursday outside the two-story complex known as Casa de Portola in the city of Garden Grove, and yellow police tape blocks surrounding residential streets.

A police officer told him that Helmuth Hauprich had been taken to the hospital, where he died, the son said.

"We have video showing him attacking these people and conducting these murders", Whitney said.

At 5:40 p.m., a robbery in progress summoned officers to a check-cashing business.

Just five minutes later, around 6:10 p.m., he attacked a man pumping gas at a station in Garden Grove, stabbing him in the back and nearly cutting off his nose, police said, according to the Times. Authorities said a man pumping gas into his auto at a Chevron station almost had his nose "severed off his face".

Whitney said a bakery also was robbed.

Police were called back to the same apartment complex, where two men had been stabbed. As they were going about their investigation they received another call regarding a robbery at a house at 1304 Chapman Ave.

He also killed one person during a robbery at a Subway restaurant and a male security guard at a 7-Eleven - both in Santa Ana, police said.



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