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MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Riverside County are searching for a gunman who investigators say shot and killed two people and may be connected to the wounding of a deputy during a shootout.

Deputy Armando Munoz says gunfire erupted Tuesday at a gas station in Moreno Valley, where a woman was killed while sitting in an SUV.

A short time later a man was found shot to death at a home several miles away.

Then a deputy responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call was shot during an exchange of gunfire. He was treated for minor injuries.

Authorities say the suspect was armed with semi-automatic rifles and may have been wearing body armor.

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