Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, April 23, 1973

6 Slain(Continued From Page 1)indicated the shootings may s have been “a planned sequence i — something he thought out, or f at any rate did in a kind of or*:*der of priorities,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Charles Elliott. I“At any rate, we believe he knew all or most of the people ’ he killed.” *Officers shot and wounded 1 William Ray Banner. 25. an c unemployed service station at* 1 tendant, during a shootout that 1 followed a chase by sheriff’s ( deputies. Bonner was booked for investigation cf murder, officers said. He was reported in satisfactory condition at a local hospital with gunshot wounds in the leg.Persons killed in the afternoon shooting spiee included ( Bonner’s grandmother, girl c friend and a 12-year-old girl, sheriff's deputies said. LFive of the wounded were re- y ported in critical condition; a ' sixth was in severe condition eAt least one and possibly two » of the wounded were hit by crossfire when officers sur* , rounded the gunman at an in- ’ tersection and exchanged some 40 shots before wounding him and taking him into custody. v authorities said. The cause of the shootings j; was under investigation.The shooting rampage started at Bonner’s home, where a fe*‘£ male visitor was fatallv shot V and two teen-agers were wounded. It then spread through the surrounding neigh-borhood. The gunman made quick visits to two gas stations,lt;n two liquor stores and two other homes — all wi’hin a one* j* square-mile area — leaving dead and wounded as he went, 11 deputies said. ||?