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5 shot, 2 dead when gunman invades LA area home

Investigators say a gunman with an assault rifle and a can of gasoline stormed his ex-girlfriend's home and shot four people, killing two of them before a sheriff's deputy confronted and shot the attacker.

world Updated: May 06, 2010 19:19 IST

Investigators say a gunman with an assault rifle and a can of gasoline stormed his ex-girlfriend's home and shot four people, killing two of them before a sheriff's deputy confronted and shot the attacker. Los Angeles County Undersheriff Larry Waldie says a deputy heard automatic weapons fire around 4 am on Thursday, grabbed his AR-15 rifle and confronted the gunman outside the home in Hawaiian Gardens. The gunman pointed an AR-47 at the deputy, who fired twice and wounded the man.

The man's ex-girlfriend and her 14-year-old brother are dead. Her father and mother are hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds.

Waldie told KTLA-TV the gunman was upset with the family because of his breakup with the woman.