Police say gunman targeted four men killed in restaurant

Authorities on Sunday continued searching for a suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a San Fernando Valley restaurant as more details emerged, including the identities of the four victims and the fact that police believe the men were targeted.

The Hot Spot Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant in North Hollywood, was filled with customers Saturday afternoon when at least one gunman walked in and opened fire, police said.

Three men died at the scene, and another later died at a hospital. Los Angeles police identified the victims as Harut Baburyan, 28; Sarkis Karadjian, 26; Vardan Tofalyan, 31; and Hayk Yegnanyan, 25. No hometowns or other information was released.

Two other people were wounded but were expected to survive. Their names were not released.

Police set up a mobile command post near the scene.


Authorities stop motorists in search for missing girl

Authorities are canvassing neighborhoods and talking to motorists as the search for a missing 12-year-old girl continues.

Kayleah Wilson was last seen the afternoon of March 28 when she left home to walk to a friend’s birthday party about a mile away, across a busy highway.

On Sunday, one week after she disappeared, police planned to stop cars in the area and ask drivers if they noticed anything a week before.

Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said authorities are also searching two residential areas near the girl’s home.

A search of some ponds and a wooded, undeveloped area Saturday turned up no sign of Kayleah, a sixth-grader who weighs 145 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.


Charges considered against city bus driver in fatal crash

Investigators are considering charges against the driver of a Denver city bus that ran a red light and struck two vehicles, killing two people, police said Sunday.

At least 12 other people, including the bus driver, were injured in Saturday’s crash. Witnesses said the bus hit a Volkswagen Rabbit, then pushed a pickup into a parking lot and against a billboard pole.

The two people who died were riding in the Volkswagen.


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