The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a festive Christmas Eve party took a terrible turn for a Covina family. The Times reports that a man dressed in a Santa suit opened fire at his ex-wife’s Christmas Eve party and then set the house ablaze. Authorities believe that eight people are dead as well as the alleged shooter, who was later found dead of a gunshot wound.
The alleged shooter’s former wife and her parents are believed to be among the dead. Authorities said that the bodies found in the house were so badly burned that dental records would be needed for identification. It was thought to be the worst single killing spree in the county this year. Overall, homicides have remained at relatively low levels compared to previous years.
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