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April 6, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four members of an Asian-American gang, seeking notoriety by holding 40 people hostage in an electronics store, flipped coins to decide which of their victims to kill moments before Sacramento County sheriff's deputies rushed in, authorities said Friday. The rescue attempt by the sheriff's SWAT team faltered when a sniper missed one of the gunmen, prompting the gang members to begin shooting hostages at random during the Thursday night siege.
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July 10, 2001 | SALLY ANN CONNELL and LOUIS SAHAGUN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It started as a squabble over a campsite parking space. Suddenly, the dispute at Morro Strand State Beach Campground exploded into deadly gunfire Sunday night, sending terrified tourists running for their lives. Jerry Rios Jr., 11, of Gardena, collapsed and died of a bullet wound to the head near his uncle Stephen D. Wells, 36, of San Pedro, who was also fatally shot by the man with whom he had argued, authorities said. Minutes later, the alleged gunman, Stephen A.
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April 5, 1994 | JENIFER WARREN and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rebecca Martin, eight months pregnant, was sitting alone in her car in the parking lot of a shopping mall last week, waiting for her husband and 11-year-old son to buy tickets to a movie. Without warning, someone behind a fence opened fire with an assault rifle, spraying the car with 20 rounds and hitting Martin four times in the back. Rushed to the hospital, she gave birth by Cesarean section to a healthy boy. She was in fair condition Monday afternoon, hospital officials said.
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March 28, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities are investigating why a 911 call from a woman to a West Covina dispatcher, reporting that her brother had been shot in a Northern California city, was never referred to local police as the victim lay dying for more than three hours. During the incident earlier this month, Pittsburg police finally went to the victim after Yvette Segala flew from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area and flagged down a patrol car.
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September 4, 1990 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four well-armed teen-agers conducted a brutal, four-hour crime rampage across Fresno late Sunday and early Monday, shooting at and robbing pedestrians and shopkeepers. The 16 victims appeared to be chosen at random. One man was killed and eight others were shot and wounded in the rampage, which police said was carried out by street gang members frustrated by increased police activities in their neighborhood. Two of the injured were in critical condition late Monday.
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May 2, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 20-year-old dropout wearing a camouflage coat and a belt of bullets across his chest invaded his old high school Friday and opened fire, wounding at 10 people and holding 60 hostage into the night before giving himself up. One of the wounded students was in grave condition. An adult staff member also was shot. Students who were released reported that at least one body of a teacher was inside the school.
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March 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A father and son and the woman they allegedly wanted to avenge have been booked for investigation of murder after a barroom shooting that left three men dead. Arrested were Herbert Jacobsen, 46, his son, Ronald Jacobsen, 20, and Vickie Jane Bird, 33, all of Stockton. Bird, who had been in an argument with one of the victims, allegedly urged the elder Jacobsen to avenge her, San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies said.
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May 22, 1993 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police said Friday they are still trying to establish a motive in the killing of seven people last weekend at a cantina--the worst mass killing in Fresno history. At a news conference, lead homicide investigator Sgt. Daryl Green said "there is no motive to release" in the Carrillo's Club killings. The dead have been identified as nightclub owner Reyes (Ray) Carrillo, 45, his mother, his half-brother, a friend and three employees. Carrillo's wife and another person were wounded.
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July 10, 2001 | SALLY ANN CONNELL and LOUIS SAHAGUN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It started as a squabble over a campsite parking space. Suddenly, the dispute at Morro Strand State Beach Campground exploded into deadly gunfire Sunday night, sending terrified tourists running for their lives. Jerry Rios Jr., 11, of Gardena, collapsed and died of a bullet wound to the head near his uncle Stephen D. Wells, 36, of San Pedro, who was also fatally shot by the man with whom he had argued, authorities said. Minutes later, the alleged gunman, Stephen A.
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January 26, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Rothenberg, who set his son on fire 13 years ago as the boy slept in a Buena Park motel room, was charged Thursday in Oakland with shooting and wounding a man in the head. Rothenberg, 55, was the most closely guarded parolee in California after he was released from prison in 1990. He was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the Jan. 12 shooting of a 47-year-old man at an Oakland Travelodge, and was charged with attempted murder and committing a felony with a firearm.
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October 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man accused of sexually assaulting two girls 12 years ago pulled a gun in the courthouse hallway during his trial Friday and wounded one of his alleged victims and her husband before killing himself. Jurors had just started deliberations in the Siskiyou County case against Edward Lansdale, 68, of Mount Shasta when he fired two shots at Amber Pearce, an Oklahoma woman who was brought to Yreka to testify against him. Another shot wounded Pearce's husband, Jeffrey.
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April 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police were on the lookout Sunday for a man who allegedly shot two people at a wedding reception, one fatally, and carjacked another person to make his getaway. The man, whom detectives believe is 19-year-old Amandeep Singh, allegedly shot two people at a wedding reception at the Metropole banquet hall about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police found one male victim dead at the scene from a gunshot wound and took another person who had been shot to Kaiser Hayward hospital.
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January 15, 2000 | Associated Press
Two Modesto police officers were critically injured Friday during a shootout at a jewelry store, and a car full of suspects fled the scene, leaving behind a dead accomplice. The names of the officers--both veterans--were not immediately released. They were taken to local hospitals as police launched a search for a getaway car that had a woman at the wheel.
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December 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
Silverio Espinoza barged into the home of his estranged wife early Saturday, shot and killed his 19-year-old daughter and her 21-year-old boyfriend, and injured five others before police shot and killed him as he tried to flee, authorities said. Police do not know what prompted the shootings at the one-story home on the quiet, dead-end street, Napa Police Lt. Steve Geoghegan said. Espinoza showed up at the house about 12:15 a.m. and knocked on the door.
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March 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
A 14-year-old boy who was angry at being sent home from school brought a small handgun to class and fired once at the school principal, police said Wednesday. He missed, and no one was injured. "He had been angry over an incident that involved his friend. He was upset," said the principal, Matteo Rizzo. "We had him go home [March 20] to cool off."
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June 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A Department of Defense employee opened fire at a government office Monday, killing one worker and wounding another, the FBI said. Military police arrested John R. Filler III, 46, after the shootings at the Monterey Presidio Logistical Support Center at the former Ft. Ord Army base, said FBI spokesman George Grotz. Filler is a computer specialist at the center 90 miles south of San Francisco.
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February 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
A man who may have had a grudge against his former bosses shot up a Packard Bell plant Monday with 50 to 60 rounds of ammunition before he was wounded by a security guard, police said. No other injuries were reported in the incident at the cavernous assembly area of the computer maker's headquarters. "It's really miraculous that somebody wasn't hit with at least a ricochet," police spokesman Michael Heenan said. Heenan identified the gunman as Phuoc Bui, 34.
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July 30, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A bulletproof vest saved the life of a California Highway Patrol officer when he was shot six times during what began as a routine traffic stop, authorities said. Eugene Mulata, 32, was in fair condition at John Muir Hospital with bruises on his chest and a shallow wound in the back, for which he will undergo surgery today. The attack occurred on California 4, near Martinez, when Mulata, a seven-year CHP veteran, stopped a vehicle that turned out to be stolen.
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December 29, 1996 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former employee of a Vallejo McDonald's was booked Saturday on charges that he walked into the fast-food restaurant last week and calmly shot three young women, killing one and wounding two. Police in the East Bay city said a background check of recent restaurant staff raised suspicions about Jody Tyrone Gordon, 24, of Vallejo, who had worked at the McDonald's off Interstate 80 until February 1995.
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October 31, 1996 | From Associated Press
The man who set fire to his son 13 years ago was acquitted Wednesday of shooting a man in the head. Charles Rothenberg faced up to 37 years in prison if he had been convicted of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Sanford Shapiro, 47, testified that he met Rothenberg at an Oakland diner where Rothenberg worked. He said Rothenberg, 55, went to his motel room on Jan. 12 and shot him in the left temple.
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