LOS ANGELES SHOOTING SPREE, TWO ARRESTED
Investigations were still ongoing as to whether a man and a woman that were arrested on Saturday night in a stolen car had a hand in the shooting spree that occurred in East Los Angeles. The shooting incident left one person dead while three others were seriously injured however, it is still unclear whether the duo have a hand in the crime.
Authorities confirmed that the shootings started following a carjacking on Saturday afternoon and it lasted for about 5 hours in several locations within the city. The victim of the shooting incident was identified as Jose Sahagun. He passed away in a hospital on Saturday afternoon while the condition of the other two victims was unclear as of Sunday afternoon. The victims of the carjacking were however unhurt.
On Sunday, Sheriff’s Sgt. Vincent Plair confirmed the arrest of a man and a woman outside a motel in Whittier. He suggested that the duo matched the description of the shooting suspects. Their name and whatever connection they have with the incident is still subject to confirmation.
They were arrested after Whittier police responded to another shooting incident at a hotel.
The automobile believed to have been taken from its owner and used at the start of the shootings was found on Saturday evening. Police chief Bryan Ellis confirmed that the man and woman were arrested after another shooting incident on Saturday evening. It is believed that there are links between the two incidents. Ellis also confirmed that the two were arrested on suspicion of automobile theft and illegal possession of a handgun. He also confirmed that they were under investigation for a possible connection to the hotel gunfire and earlier shootings within the vicinity but they were not listed as suspects yet in both incidents.
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