Police are searching for a man in Downey, California who is suspected of opening fire on 5 members of a family, and killing 3, before going on the run, reports KTLA.com.
Police believe the shooting spree was targeted. The gunman began at the U.S. Fire Protection Company in Downey, then progressed to a residence. According to KTLA, the man who owned the business also owned the home.
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A man and a woman died at the business, while the deceased at the residence was a female.
Two more people were transported to local hospitals, one of them a 13-year old boy.
Authorities confirmed that the man who owns the business also owns the residence.
The suspect is a 30-year-old African-American male about 6 feet tall and 230 pounds.
He escaped from the crime scene driving a vehicle carjacked from one of the victims, a 2010 2-door Chevy with the license plate 6LEA010.
He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
A 4-year-old boy who was initially unaccounted for was located at school and is safe.
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This is the third multiple-murder this week that has garnered national attention.
Zina Haughton acquired a 4-year restraining order against her violently jealously husband, Radcliffe Haughton, 45, on Thursday. Sunday morning, he murdered her and two other women at the Azana Day Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin where she worked.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Zina wrote in the restraining order, “His threats terrorize my every waking moment.”
Haughton was discovered in the back of the spa with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Also on Sunday,Desmond John Moses, 55, of Inglewood, California, is suspected of setting fire to his neighbor’s home before killing him and his 4-year-old son, and critically injuring the child’s mother and siblings. Moses was later found dead in his home, which it is also suspected that he set on fire, wearing bullet-resistant armor. He had a hole in the head from his .38 caliber weapon. Because his body was burned beyond recognition, police initially had to wait on autopsy results to confirm that it was him.