Two killed in L.A shooting
on 24/10/2012 21:17:25
Downey Fire Department spokesman Jason Patao said the shooting happened just after 11am local time today. He was unsure whether it took place at a business or a nearby home, but two locations may be involved.
Television news helicopters showed crime scenes at a business and in a block of nearby homes.
Police said they were not immediately releasing any further information.
Downey is about 20 miles (32km) south-east of Los Angeles.
Police later said that five people had been shot and at least two had been killed.
Downey police Lieutenant Dean Milligan told KCAL-TV that the shootings happened at a business called United States Fire Protection and at a nearby home, where members of the owner's family live.
Lt Milligan said police were seeking a man who may have driven away after the shootings.