Los Angeles-A California man who is considered “armed and dangerous” was on the run Thursday after killing at least three victims and wounding two others during an early morning shooting spree.
Gerry Dean Zaragoza, 26, was identified as a suspect in the two separate shootings, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police said two victims were killed in Canoga Park and another two victims were shot later in North Hollywood.
Zaragoza was last seen driving a blue Jeep Liberty with paper plates and may have attempted to rob a man at an ATM. Neighboring police agencies have joined the hunt.
The Canoga Park double homicide occurred around 2 a.m. The victims are believed to be Zaragoza’s father and brother. His mother was also wounded and reportedly hid in the bathroom to call police. She was rushed to the hospital, but her condition is unknown at this time.
A second shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. outside a gas station in North Hollywood. A man and a woman, who was reported Zaragoza’s ex-girlfriend, were both found with gunshot wounds. The woman died at a hospital, while the man underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition
Police have warned that Zaragoza is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.