Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gunman Dressed as Santa Claus Kills 8 in Covina

Police in Covina say the death toll now stands at eight following a shooting rampage and fire at a house Christmas Eve.

According to authorities, the gunman, who showed up at a house party dressed as Santa Claus, opened fire, then set the house ablaze. Police are still searching for the couple who owned the home and the alleged gunman's former wife.

Police report that the primary suspect, 45-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo (pictured), took his life earlier this morning at his brother's residence in Sylmar. According to police, Pardo reportedly had marital problems and his estranged wife or members of her family may have been in attendance at the party.

Due to the fire, authorities said identifying the bodies was difficult.

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