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Shooting spree throughout Whittier, Pico Rivera and La Mirada

Corbin Boone and Diana Juarez

One person died and three were wounded when an unidentified gunman went on a shooting spree through the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, and La Mirada on Saturday, April 29. The dead victim was only specified to be an older male and three wounded people were taken to nearby hospitals.

“The crime was unprovoked, and the victim of the homicide appeared to be completely innocent person” said Lieutenant Rodney Moore to the Los Angeles Times.

The shooting is said to have happened at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday after a carjacking in Pico Rivera. After the perpetrator left, he continued on his spree throughout La Mirada at Santa Gertrudes. The suspect is said to have had a female partner in cahoots.

The couple were last known to have been in a green SUV (a Jeep Cherokee or a Nissan Pathfinder). Police found the car abandoned at 6:30 p.m. at Amelia Mayberry Park in Whittier, reported Deputy Ryan Rouzan.

The owner of the stolen vehicle is said to be unharmed but the status of the three other victims is unknown. There still has been no further information of the physical appearances of the two suspects, although a man and woman were arrested when found in a motel in Whittier. The arrested couple were armed and matched the description of the shooting suspects. The stolen vehicle found in the motel parking lot was different from the green SUV previously reported stolen but the couple is still held under suspicion.

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