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5 shootings, 3 injured, 1 dead: Couple charged in rampage across southeast L.A. County

5 shootings, 3 injured, 1 dead: Couple charged in rampage across southeast L.A. County

A young couple was charged Thursday with carrying out a string of violent crimes last weekend, shooting other drivers and pedestrians in a three-hour span across southeast Los Angeles County.

Their targets were random: people walking in Whittier or waiting at a stoplight in La Mirada.

By the end, one man lay dead and three others were wounded.

On Thursday, Los Angeles County prosecutors filed one murder charge and 14 counts of attempted murder against Alejandro Lazo, 21, and Reyna Gomez, 27. Both were being held in county jail on $16-million bond and, if convicted, face up to life in prison.

“These are senseless acts of violence — acts committed on innocent...

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