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Arrest Made in Lennox Double Slaying

Investigators were trying to figure out a motive for the fatal shooting

One of two men shot to death in the unincorporated Lennox area was publicly identified today.

He was Jesus Estevez Martinez, 27, of Los Angeles, according to coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz.

A suspect was in custody Monday in connection with shootings in the unincorporated Lennox area that killed two men and wounded another, deputies said.

Juan Saucedo, 36, was held in lieu of $2 million bail, according to the sheriff's department.

The gunfire in the 10100 block of South Firmona Avenue was reported at 6:48 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

When deputies arrived, they found one man dead from a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Moody said.

They learned that a man suspected of the shooting might have run toward the 10600 block of Mansel Avenue where he shot another man, the deputy said.

The second victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect then ran toward the 10400 block of Mansel Avenue where he attempted a carjacking and shot the man driving the vehicle, Moody said. Arriving deputies detained the suspect without incident and the victim was taken to a hospital in fair condition.

The names of the victims were being withheld, pending notification of relatives.

"The motive and relationship, if any, between the victims and the suspect is unknown at this time," Moody said. No other suspects were sought.

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