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Two people fatally shot in Vernon

May 18, 2009 |  3:03 pm

Vernon police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting two people this morning at a local lumber yard, where the alleged gunman and the victims worked.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, fled after the shooting about 9:40 a.m. at the Bohnhoff Lumber Company in the 3400 block of East 26th Street.

He was arrested after leading police on a brief car chase through Vernon and Huntington Park that came to an end when the suspect crashed into an unknown object.

Sources familiar with the case said the shooter and the victims were lumber yard employees. The victims were shot in offices at the location, although the motive was not immediately clear.

-- Andrew Blankstein