Cops: Calif. gunman was on cocaine binge
LOS ANGELES — Investigators worked through the night to piece together a portrait of a “gun fanatic” who armed himself with an assault rifle and unleashed a cocaine- fueled rampage Tuesday in an Azusa, Calif., neighborhood, killing one man and critically wound- ing two women before being killed by police.
Residents in the quiet San Gabriel Valley neighborhood waited for hours to return to their homes and reunite with the famil i es as i nvestigators swarmed the area “to understand what happened,” Azusa police said.
Although the motive for the shooting remained under investigation, authorities said the gunman had been on a cocaine binge when he launched his attack.
On Wednesday, officials were still working to identify the 45-year-old gunman and notify his family.