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Gunman with AK-47 goes on rampage; 5 shot, 2 dead in Hawaiian Gardens

May 6, 2010 |  6:55 am

A man armed with an AK-47 went on a rampage at a Hawaiian Gardens home, killing two people and injuring three others.

The shooting occurred around 4 a.m. Thursday and is being investigated as a domestic-violence incident.

The unidentified suspect entered the house in the 21000 block of Devlin Ave., where his fiancée apparently lived, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. As many as 10 people were in the house at the time.

The gunman allegedly shot the woman's parents on the first story, then went upstairs and shot the woman and her 14-year-old brother.

A sheriff's deputy on patrol nearby heard the shots and rushed to the house. The deputy confronted the suspect and fired twice, wounding the gunman, officials said.

Undersheriff Larry Waldie told KTLA that family members were jumping out of upstairs windows to escape.
If the deputy hadn't shown up, the gunman "might have killed all 10 people," Waldie told KTLA. The gunman also poured gas around the home.

-- Ruben Vives and Shelby Grad

Photo: Deputies at the scene. Credit: KTLA News