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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.


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  • Victim Killed in La Mirada as Part of Apparent Shooting Spree Identified as 44-Year-Old Man: Officials

    A man who was fatally shot Saturday when a man and woman randomly opened fire in La Mirada, as part of an apparent shooting spree across neighboring cities, has been identified, officials reported Sunday. Jose Sahagun, 44, of Norwalk, was in a car Saturday afternoon in the area of Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Alicante Road in La Mirada when he was fatally shot, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials announced in a news release. He died at a local hospital. Sahagun […]

  • Gusty SoCal Winds Topple Trees, Knock Out Power to Thousands; Wind Warnings in Effect

    Powerful winds stoked a house fire, toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of Los Angeles County residents overnight as forecasters warned gusts would continue Friday. Wild winds caused havoc across Los Angeles and fueled a blaze that erupted just after 2:30 a.m. inside a converted garage in Exposition Park. More than 90 firefighters tackled the wind-driven fire as flames spread to a neighboring home, causing significant damage. According to the National Weather Service, winds ranged from 15 to […]

  • Man Killed, Boy Injured in Monrovia Shooting: Officials

    A man was killed and a boy was critically injured in a shooting in Monrovia late Saturday, officials said. The shooting was reported about 11:35 p.m. in the 100 block of West Cypress Avenue. Responding officers found the victims had each been shot at least once in the torso, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Officials did not […]

  • Funeral Service Held for San Bernardino Teacher Killed in Classroom by Her Estranged Husband

    A large group of people gathered Saturday at the funeral service for Karen Smith, a San Bernardino teacher who was shot and killed by her estranged husband while she was in her special needs classroom earlier this month. Smith, 53, and one of her students, 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez, were killed at North Park Elementary School in the April 10 shooting. Cedric Anderson, also 53, then fatally shot himself, without saying a word. Nolan Brandy, 9, was also injured in the shooting. […]

  • Pacific Palisades Man Fatally Shot 25-Year-Old Ex-Girlfriend in West Hollywood, Then Killed Himself

    A West Hollywood woman was walking her dog when she was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend, and he in turn killed himself inside an SUV parked less than a mile away from the shooting, authorities said. Deputies were first called to the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue after gunshots were reported about 8:43 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. They found paramedics treating 25-year-old Whitney Jade Washuta, who had sustained a gunshot wound […]

  • Man Shot at South L.A. ATM, Drives Himself to Gas Station: LAPD

    A man is in serious condition after being shot at a South Los Angeles ATM Saturday night and driving himself to a gas station in the area where he collapsed, LAPD officials said. The incident was reported about 10 p.m. at a gas station at the intersection of Gage Avenue and Figueroa Street in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South L.A. The victim had apparently been shot in the stomach, drove himself to gas station and collapsed, Sgt. Thomas Bojorquez said. […]

  • 1 Killed, 2 Injured in Moreno Valley Shooting: Officials

    Three people were shot, one fatally, when gunfire erupted in Moreno Valley Friday night, sheriff’s officials reported. Deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon around 9:20 p.m. Friday at a location in the 22900 block of Allies Place, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. Responding deputies found two women and a man suffering from gunshot wounds. One woman was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other woman and the man were taken to local […]

  • North Park Elementary School Remains Closed; San Bernardino Police Say Shooter Fired 10 Rounds

    North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino will remain closed as police continue to investigate why a 53-year-old Riverside man opened fire in a special education classroom the day before, killing his estranged wife and an 8-year-old student and then turning the gun on himself. A second student wounded in the attack, a 9-year-old boy shot in the upper body, was doing well and in improving condition, San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan said Tuesday. Burguan provided an update during an 11 […]

  • Man Who Fatally Shot Wife, Student at San Bernardino Elementary School Was a Pastor With Military Background

    Karen Smith tied the knot in January with a man she had known for years. A pastor her own age with a military background, Cedric Anderson seemed like a man of faith with whom she could share the next chapter of her life. But after they wed and he moved into her Riverside home, another side of her new husband emerged. Related: Family of San Bernardino school shooter releases statement Police say Anderson, 53, had previous domestic violence allegations against him, […]