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When police arrived last night to a call, the suspect was standing in the middle of the street holding a handgun. Luckily, no struggle occurred. Unfortunately, moments before it was not so good:

Two women and a 4-year-old girl were killed and two other children were wounded in a shooting Monday night in a Baldwin Park neighborhood, police said. The slayings occurred after a man argued with his mother and then shot her with a handgun, said Lt. Daniel Rosenberg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The gunman then went next door and shot the other victims.

The two wounded children were described as a 14-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl. She was listed in critical condition, Rosenberg said. [LA Times]

Baldwin Park is about 20 miles east of Los Angeles and is said to be generally a quiet neighborhood.