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Man arrested over deadly shooting rampage in Los Angeles

Gunman, 26, who went on shooting rampage is arrested following an intense 12-hour manhunt in LA after he killed his father, brother and two others

  • Gerry Zaragoza, 26, was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon 
  • He was taken into custody following an intense 12 hour manhunt for him
  • Zaragoza is suspected of shooting four people and injuring two others in a rampage across the San Fernando Valley
  • The rampage started when he allegedly shot dead his father and brother and injured his mother at their apartment
  • Zaragoza is accused of then opening fire at a gas station, killing a woman and critically injuring a man 
  • Police say Zaragoza also killed another man when he opened fire inside an Orange Line mass transit bus

The manhunt for Gerry Zaragoza, 26, ended more than 12 hours after the deadly rampage began across the San Fernando Valley on Thursday. 

Police have arrested a suspect following a shooting rampage in Los Angeles that left four dead and two others injured. 

The manhunt for Gerry Zaragoza, 26, ended more than 12 hours after the deadly rampage began across the San Fernando Valley on Thursday.

He was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Thursday afternoon.

They launched the intense manhunt for Zaragoza after he was suspected of shooting his parents and brother in his family’s apartment in Canoga Park just before 2am on Thursday. 

His father and brother died, while his mother was injured and remains in hospital in a stable condition. 

Zaragoza is accused of then opening fire at a gas station in North Hollywood about 45 minutes later.    

Police launched an intense manhunt for Zaragoza after he was suspected of shooting his parents and brother in his family's apartment in Canoga Park (above) on Thursday morning

Police launched an intense manhunt for Zaragoza after he was suspected of shooting his parents and brother in his family’s apartment in Canoga Park (above) on Thursday morning

Zaragoza is accused of then opening fire at a gas station in North Hollywood soon after, killing a woman and critically injuring a man

Zaragoza is accused of then opening fire at a gas station in North Hollywood soon after, killing a woman and critically injuring a man

LAPD crime investigators collect evidence at one of the scenes of the shootings - a Shell gas station in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles

LAPD crime investigators collect evidence at one of the scenes of the shootings – a Shell gas station in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles

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In that incident, a woman was shot dead and a man was critically injured. 

The victims in the second shooting are believed to be acquaintances of Zaragoza but the relationship was not immediately known. 

Authorities said they received reports at about 7.45am that a man matching Zaragoza’s description had tried to rob a man outside a Bank of America in Canoga Park.  

Police say Zaragoza killed another man when he opened fire inside an Orange Line mass transit bus at about 1pm on Thursday while authorities were hunting for him.

Investigators have not revealed a potential motive in the shootings.

They had launched an intense manhunt for Zaragoza following the shooting spree hours earlier in the San Fernando Valley

They had launched an intense manhunt for Zaragoza following the shooting spree hours earlier in the San Fernando Valley

 

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