Reports: Mass shooting Wednesday near Los Angeles

Early Reports: Mass shooting Wednesday near Los Angeles

Storified by #GunCrisis · Wed, Oct 24 2012 13:46:33

The LA Times is reporting two people dead in a mass shooting Wednesday in Los Angeles. 
Gunman at large after shooting five people in DowneyA man and a woman are dead in separate but related shootings that took place within minutes of each other in Downey, police said. Authori…
Southern California Public Radio shared this map of the incident location:
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The Downey Patriot, a local weekly newspaper has been tweeting updates:
Downey shooting: mom was kidnapped, fatally shot in front of her son, sources say. Son was shot in the arm.Downey Patriot

The Downey Fire Department responded to the shootings at a business and home in the 8700 and 8500 blocks of Cleta Street around 11:30 a.m. PDT, according to

3 Killed, 2 Injured In Two Separate Downey ShootingsDOWNEY ( – At least three people were killed and two others were injured in two separate shootings in Downey Wednesday. The Dow… say: “Police told reporters at the scene, as broadcast by KCAL9, that the shootings happened about 11:15 a.m., one at United States Fire Protection, a fire extinguisher company, and another at a home related to the business about a block or so away.”
Here is some earlier aerial video from the scene:
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An Associated Press report at says that police were looking for a gunman who apparently escaped in a black Camaro:
Five shot, at least two dead in California shooting, police sayDOWNEY, Calif. – Five people were shot and at least two died in shootings at a business and a residence in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday…
More news sources reporting on this incident:
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