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By Randy Economy
The long police stand down on Janine Avenue in Whittier is over, and it ended very tragically.
Three people were found dead inside a the home at around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the 16000 block of East Janine Drive. The situation began at noon time when someone called about "shots" being fired inside the location.
After a long day that included the lock down of two campuses including La Serna High School and Murphy Ranch Elementary School, SWAT officers entered the home and unfortunately found three people have been shot and killed.
It is believed that the three victims were related.
Their names have not been "OFFICIALLY" released to the community. As soon as the Los Angeles Coroners office or the Whittier Police Department or the Los Angeles County Fire Department issue their names, I will post them here on my blog.
I hope everyone who reads this post can keep these three victims in your thoughts and Prayers today.
This street and neighborhood will never be the same again. I feel sad for the great people and kids who live in this one East Whittier community.This is a tight knit area. Everyone knows everyone else. We have great local elected school board members who represent the small East Whittier Unified School District.
This is just tragic and sad, and many lives will never be the same again.
Now we wait for answers and the long week ahead.
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