LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a man and woman arrested in a stolen car at a Whittier motel Saturday night are connected with a shooting rampage through East Los Angeles County that killed one man and left three others wounded.
Officials say the apparently random shootings began just after 2 p.m. when an armed man and woman carjacked someone of a green Nissan in the Pico Rivera area.
Shots were fired in several neighboring communities, including Norwalk, La Miranda, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier. One of the shooting victims, Jose Sahagun of Norwalk, died at a hospital Saturday afternoon.
The victim of the carjacking was unharmed. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately available Sunday.
Authorities say in total, there were five confirmed shooting locations in less than a two-hour span.
A shooting at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe Springs was also being investigated as related to the others. It was at the Budget Inn near the Interstate 5 Freeway and Carmenita Road, Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
“Honestly, I woke up and all I heard was a couple pops, and my brother ran inside the room and he was like, ‘I think those were gunshots,'” Travis Lake told CBS2 Sunday. Lake was staying at the Budget Inn.
It was unclear if anyone was wounded in the Budget Inn shooting.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Vincent Plair said Sunday that a man and woman matching the description of the shooting suspects were taken into custody Saturday evening outside a motel in Whittier. It was not clear at which motel they were arrested at.
Their names and their connection to the shooting spree was not confirmed.
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