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Investigators search for details in East Hollywood fire, shooting

February 17, 2012 | 10:24 am

Investigators and residents of the house in East Hollywood that was the site of a deadly shooting and fire Thursday were trying to piece together details Friday.

Two women and a man were wounded in a domestic violence-motivated shooting at the house on the 500 block of North Harvard Boulevard. The house went up in flames, and two bodies were found in the rubble -- one belonging to the shooter and one to a fourth victim.

Police and fire officials continued their investigation Friday morning at the house. Officials said investigators are interviewing family members and witnesses. They had no update on the survivors’ conditions. No further details were available on how the fire was started or the identity of the shooter and victims.

Newlyweds Laurel and Daniel Choy shared the house with three other people, the residents and landlords told KTLA and The Times.

KTLA reported that Laurel was one of the survivors. She was shot four times in the chest and once in the hand, but she is expected to survive. Her husband was not home at the time. Another roommate, Gary Davidson, who has spoken to media, also was not home.

Shaunna Heth, 38, the possible target of the gunman, was also shot. She is reportedly the suspect's ex-girlfriend.

Roommate Brad Draconis remains unaccounted for. He was not answering his cellphone.


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