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Boyle Heights Man Accused Of Murdering 2 People Including His Brother

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(credit: CBS)

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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Police in Boyle Heights say they have arrested a man who is accused of murdering his brother and a friend of his sibling’s.

The double homicide occurred in a house Tuesday around 4 p.m., according to police.

Two brothers, their mother, a sister and a friend of the family were all inside a home in the 3300 block of East Hunter Street, said officials.

One brother reportedly entered the back bedroom where he confronted his brother and his brother’s friend following a dispute. The brother allegedly opened fire and shot both men.

Police said when they arrived at the residence,  they found the alleged gunman sitting on a couch inside the home.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was rushed to a local hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The LA Times reported the suspect was identified as 25-year-old Israel Lopez.  He is accused of murdering his brother, 29-year-old Gustavo Lopez and his friend, 22-year-old Rafael Aguilar.

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