A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two men and wounding another in the unincorporated Lennox area is also suspected of fatally shooting his father and wounding a woman in the Del Rey section of Los Angeles, it was reported Tuesday.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were summoned at 6:20 p.m. Sunday to the 11800 block of Wagner Street, near Culver Boulevard, where a man — later identified by the coroner’s office as 67-year-old Roberto Saucedo of Culver City — was pronounced dead.
A middle-aged woman in serious condition was taken from the scene to a hospital, according to the LAPD.
The man suspected of shooting the two victims fled the scene, police said without identifying the suspect.
According to ABC7, Roberto Saucedo, who was related to an LAPD employee, was killed by his son Juan Saucedo after the two had gotten into an argument.
An LAPD spokesman was not immediately able to confirm ABC7’s account, and a sheriff’s spokesman said he had no information about Juan Saucedo’s alleged role in the shootings in Los Angeles.
The sheriff’s department reported that Saucedo was arrested after allegedly shooting three victims in Lennox, where gunfire was reported at 6:48 p.m. Sunday in the 10100 block of South Firmona Avenue, near Century Boulevard and the border with Inglewood.
When deputies arrived, they found a man — later identified by the coroner’s office as Jesus Estevez Martinez, 27, of Los Angeles — dead from a gunshot wound to the upper body, Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
According to ABC7, Juan Saucedo is suspected of carjacking Martinez’s vehicle near the first shooting scene and driving it, with Martinez still inside, to Lennox, where Martinez was fatally shot.
Deputies learned that the suspect might have run toward the 10600 block of Mansel Avenue, near Lennox Boulevard, where he shot another man, Moody said. The second victim was found and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
The suspect then ran toward the 10400 block of Mansel Avenue where he attempted a carjacking and shot the man driving the vehicle, Moody said. Arriving deputies detained the suspect without further incident and the wounded victim was taken to a hospital in fair condition.
“The motive and relationship, if any, between the victims and the suspect is unknown at this time,” Moody said of the Lennox shootings.
No other suspects were sought.
Saucedo was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in Inglewood Superior Court Wednesday, according to sheriff’s inmate records.
–City News Service