A gunman shot five people, killing three, in two attacks early Thursday in Los Angeles that police say took the lives of two of his family members and an acquaintance.
A manhunt was underway for Gerry Dean Zarragoza, 26, who may be driving a blue Jeep Liberty with paper license plates, police spokesman Officer Drake Madison said.
Police said Zarragoza killed the two members of his family and wounded a third person at an apartment complex in the Canoga Park area of the San Fernando Valley.
He then shot two people at a gas station in North Hollywood, killing a woman believed to be an acquaintance and critically wounding a man, Madison said.
It was not known how the woman may have known Zarragoza.
Police say the gunman then tried to rob someone outside a bank in Canoga Park. No injuries or stolen property were reported in that incident.