Gunman, 26, who went on shooting rampage is arrested following intense 12-hour manhunt in LA after he killed his father, brother and two others
Gerry Dean Zaragoza is suspected of shooting four people and injuring two others in a rampage across the San Fernando Valley
The rampage started when he allegedly shot dead his father and brother and injured his mother at their apt at 2am Thursday
Zaragoza is accused of then opening fire at a gas station, killing a woman, said to be his ex-girlfriend and critically injuring a male gas station employee
While fleeing from police say Zaragoza also shot and killed another man he shot in the head, inside an Orange Line mass transit bus, Thursday afternoon
A family friend revealed that the shooter’s dad Carlos Zaragoza, had confided in him that his son [Gerry], was battling drug problems.
‘The older Zaragoza often tried to get his son to come to work with him but, Gerry seemed to have no motivation,’ the friend said
The manhunt for Gerry Zaragoza ended more than 12 hours after the deadly rampage began across the San Fernando Valley on Thursday.
He was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Thursday afternoon.Gerry Dean Zaragoza is suspected of killing two members of his family and wounding his mother at an apartment complex and is also accused of shooting two people at a gas station, killing a woman and critically wounding a man.
They launched the intense manhunt for 26-year-old Zaragoza after he allegedly shot his parents and brother in his family’s apartment in Canoga Park just before 2am on Thursday.
His father and brother died, while his mother was left injured and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Zaragoza reportedly, then started shooting again at a gas station in North Hollywood, about 45 minutes later.
He was transported from the scene in an ambulance.
He was later booked on multiple felony charges and was being held without bail.
Police recovered a gun believed to be similar to the one used in the shooting, but it has yet to be definitively linked with the crimes.
Investigators tracked him down with the help of cellphone tracking technology as well as tips from family members who said he might frequent that location.
Investigators have not revealed a potential motive in the shootings.