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Fontana fish market owners shot by employee, police say; one dead

March 12, 2012 |  8:39 am

Image: Map shows approximate location of where a husband and wife were shot at their store in Fontana. Source: Google Maps

An employee at a Fontana fish market shot the store's owners Sunday night, killing one and wounding the other, police said Monday.

The shooting is believed to be the result of “some sort of dispute” between the employee and the couple, who owned the El Pescado Fish Market, Fontana Police Sgt. Billy Green said.

“We don’t know what drove this,” Green said. “But it wasn’t random.”

Lam Randy Hoan, 46, was arrested on suspicion of homicide and attempted homicide and booked into the West Valley Detention Center, Green said. The semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting was recovered, he said.

The shooting occurred just after 7 p.m. inside the store. Several customers were inside but weren't injured.

The victims, whose names have not been revealed, were transported to a local hospital. The woman died from multiple gunshot wounds to her chest, but her husband was in stable condition and expected to survive.

Hoan speaks only Vietnamese, so the Fontana department borrowed an LAPD officer who speaks Vietnamese to read him his rights, Green said.

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a husband and wife were shot at their store in Fontana. Source: Google Maps

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