3 relatives killed in shootings at L.A.-area business, home
Police stand outside a business where three relatives were shot, two fatally, in Downey, California, on Wednesday.
October 24th, 2012
07:42 PM ET

3 relatives killed in shootings at L.A.-area business, home

A shooter gunned down five members of a family, killing three, at the family's Los Angeles-area fire extinguisher business and a nearby home late Wednesday morning, police said.

The gunman is on the loose and is considered to be armed and dangerous, said Downey Police Lt. Dean Mulligan.

The shootings started at United States Fire Protection in Downey, California, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, with a 911 call coming in at 11:12 a.m. PT, police said. Of the three people shot there, two a male and a female died.

Five minutes after the first call, a 911 call came from the family's nearby home, where a female was fatally shot and a second person was wounded, police said.

The gunman fled in a car owned by one of the victims, according to police. The two survivors both males were at a hospital in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

All five victims are members of a family that runs the fire extinguisher business, though it's not clear whether all five were involved in the business, police said. Their names were not immediately released.

Police didn't release the name of a suspect. The relationship between the gunman and the victims, if any, wasn't immediately clear.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. kenney

    Catch and cook this a&hole.....:-P.....im back in us..........superman here the real superman.........?remember gay superman?......im back mofoes!!!

    October 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Kenney!
      Welcome back.

      Re: this story:
      *Sigh*.
      It never ends.

      October 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    PED o why do you think I can't track you?
    How's the hunt for the "worthy" homeless going?
    Fraud.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name s kel

    bansay who is this clown?

    October 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Hi, s kel.
    Oh, it's just Philip.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cocopuf

    Another business deal went sour?

    October 25, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. kenney

    Im uded to lt i see that our deranged friend id still alive.......philip that is......he is now known in venezuela a very important person there asked why spmepne could could hate so muchmy arms went up......sorry but hugo says to sad.........to much in life yo live for hello Usa.......and all you good onesm

    October 25, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Yeddo

    You into little kids, Philip? Somehow I knew that!!!

    October 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |