Ryan Carnan, Simi Valley Shooter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:12:52 am EDT, August 27, 2013| Updated:9:14 am EDT, August 27, 2013|
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Simi Valley Shooting

A California man went on a shooting rampage after killing his mother and setting her house on fire over the weekend. Here's what you need to know.

1. Carnan Killed His Mother

Ryan Carnan

Sally Carnan (Facebook)


Police say 29-year-old Ryan Carnan of Simi Valley, California murdered his own mother by shooting her with a gun and setting her house on fire, reports the Ventura County Star. After killing his mother around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Carnan admitted the crime to his brother, who then frantically called the police. The woman's charred remains were found inside the home.


2. He Went on a Shooting Spree on His Tractor

Ryan Carnan

(RMG News)


After his Carnan's body was found, police started receiving calls that an armed man was driving through the neighborhood on a tractor, shooting bystanders at random. He reportedly shot at several residents in the area, but no one else was injured.

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3. Police Fatally Shot Him


According to a press released, responding officers fatally shot Carnan in the Bridle Path area of Simi Valley when they "were confronted with a deadly force situation."

"Based on the information that was being received by the 911 callers that a subject was actively shooting a firearm in a residential neighborhood, the heroic actions of the officers involved cannot be understated," the press release stated.


4. A Motive is Still Unclear


5. Police Responded to a Mental Heath Call at the Home in 2008


According to the Daily Mail, police reportedly responded to a mental health call at the Carnan home in 2008, but no further details on the call were available.

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