Last Update 14:17
Friday, 04 December 2020

Three killed in US shooting in southern California

AFP , Sunday 13 Jul 2014
Chief of Police for the City of Pasadena Phillip L. Sanchez speaks at a news conference to deliver Fourth of July safety and zero-tolerance enforcement messages in Pasadena, California July 1, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
Views: 1058
Views: 1058

Three people were killed and two wounded in a late Saturday shooting in a working class neighborhood in Pasadena, California, local officials said.

Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez told reporters that the shooter and his targets appeared to have a landlord-tenant relationship, but did not elaborate.

One of those killed was a neighbor who apparently showed up to help.

After the fatal shootings the 35-year-old male gunman barricaded himself in a nearby house and fired again when a police officer arrived to help one of the victims, Sanchez said.

The shooter then got on the phone, called the 911 emergency number and admitted to his crime. A hostage negotiator was quickly brought in and the shooter was talked into surrendering, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The shooter had three weapons, but mainly used a semi-automatic rifle, Sanchez said.

The Times identified the victims as two men and a woman, while a man and a woman suffered minor to moderate injuries.

Short link:



© 2010 Ahram Online.