Police named a 26-year-old man as the suspect in the shooting deaths of his 50-year-old father and 20-year-old brother and the wounding of his mother inside an apartment in Canoga Park Thursday morning.
Gerry Dean Zaragoza was identified by Los Angeles police as the suspected shooter.
“He is believed to be armed and dangerous,” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Alfonso Mendoza told reporters at the scene. “Other than the instability of somebody who would take the lives of two family members, there is no immediate threat as far as a retaliation or some type of feud going on other than a very dangerous person running around amongst the community.”
Officers responded to the 21000 block of Roscoe Blvd. near Topanga Canyon Boulevard about 2 a.m. and located the victims inside an apartment, police said.
Paramedics were called to the scene and they declared two victims dead and transported the woman to a hospital in stable condition, the LAPD said. The woman was shot in the arm, according to reports from the scene.
A motive for the shooting was not disclosed.
Anyone who sees Zaragoza was asked to call 911.
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