Downey, California Shootings UPDATE: Man Detained for Questioning

Published:8:34 pm EDT, October 25, 2012| Updated:12:20 am EDT, October 26, 2012|
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Downey, California

A man who fits the description of the suspect is being detained for questioning related to the Downey, California shootings that took place on Wednesday that left three members of a family dead and two others injured, reports the LA Times. The murdered victims have been named as Josimar Rojas, Irene Cardenas and Susana Perez-Ruelas. Of the injured, the 13-year-old boy whose mother was killed in the attacks was released from the hospital while the other is in stable condition.

The black Camero that the suspect hijacked was found in Los Angeles. Earlier today Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement about the triple homicide:

"As a resident of Downey, I am deeply saddened by yesterday's horrific act of violence in our community. My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims. They are in my thoughts and prayers. As we learn more about this tragic event, I ask everyone in the community to please remain alert and observant and aid our police force in finding this killer and bringing him to justice."

Police are not sure of an exact motive for the shootings, but they do believe that it was "targeted" and not a "random act of violence." A Downey city coucilman told sources that it was a drug-related hit.

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