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'Persons of interest' sought in Beverly Hills shooting

December 4, 2008 |  6:27 pm

Three days after a shooting that left a man believed to be actor Mark Ruffalo’s brother in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head, Beverly Hills police are looking for two people they are calling “persons of interest” for questioning in an “attempted murder investigation.”

Scott Ruffalo, a 39-year-old hairstylist, was in the hospital and in serious condition after Monday’s shooting, Mark Ruffalo’s publicist Jessica Kolstad said. Kolstad said she did not have further details about the shooting.

Beverly Hills police, who said they could not confirm that the victim of the shooting was Scott Ruffalo, said city fire officials initially responded to a call about a person who fell shortly after 1 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Palm Drive.

An address listed for Scott Ruffalo in public records is located on that block. The victim sustained injuries to the head that was a “possible gunshot wound,” police said in a statement.

Police spokesman Tony Lee asked anyone with information about Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham are asked to call the Beverly Hills Police at 310-288-2656.

--Victoria Kim