Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Downey Shooting: 3 killed, 2 injured from same family

DOWNEY, Calif. (Wed, Oct. 24) — Reported by madn3wz
Downey Shooting: 3 killed, 2 injured from same family
Five members of same family were victimized in a bizarre shooting incident Wednesday morning while three of them died in connected attacks at a business and residence in a Los Angeles suburb, police said.
According to details; a gunman opened fire on the family that owned a local fire extinguisher company, called United States Fire Protection Services, killing three and wounding two others at their business and nearby home. The motive behind the rampage is still a mystery, Downey police said.
"Obviously, there's a reason why this happened, we're just trying to figure what that is," Downey Police Lt. Dean Milligan said. "It's not a random act of violence."
A woman was found dead at the home, and a man and a woman were killed at the business, he said. Two other shooting victims were in critical but stable condition at hospitals.
None of the surviving victims were able to target the shooter, police said. Neighbors of the business noted that the business seemed especially secure: the front door was locked at all times and visitors had to knock or be let in by a specialist, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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