Whittier Couple Charged in Shooting Rampage; Bail Set at $16 Million a Piece


A couple who allegedly shot at more than 14 people across Whittier, Pico Rivera and La Mirada at random is being charged.

Alejandro Lazo and Reyna Gomez have each been charged with one count of murder, 14 counts of attempted murder, and one count of carjacking.

Gomez also has an added charge of torture.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says during the spree, a 44 year old man died and three others were wounded.

Sheriff's Department Capt. Christopher Bergner said the two were known gang members.

"These are senseless acts of violence -- acts committed on innocent people that were merely enjoying the day, running errands in what they believed was a safe area." 

Lazo and Gomez are being held on $16 million bail each.

If they are convicted on all charges, they face a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.


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