Gerry Dean Zaragoza, 26, killed his father and brother at their home, was fatally wounded and a woman knew at a gas station and shot a man on a bus who died, police said.
There is no obvious reason for any of the killings, said Capt.
"We're evaluating it, we're interviewing witnesses, but we can not come up with a specific answer," he told reporters. Hayes said the shootings began at about 1:20 am in Canoga Park when Zaragoza shot his parents and brother.
About an hour later, Zaragoza went to a gas station in North Hollywood, where he shot a woman and a man who were working there, Hayes said.
Hayes said Zaragoza knew the woman before. She died at a hospital. Hayes said the man survived; The police said that the victim was in critical condition.
Police also think Zaragoza is responsible for an attempted robbery near an ATM at a bank and for a fatal shooting on a bus at a stop in Van Nuys
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He was arrested about 2 pm by investigators in street clothes with a minor struggle, Hayes said.
Zaragoza had a handgun, the Captain said.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and I have deployed my Crisis Response Team … to support families affected by the tragedies," Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted