3 Dead in LA 'Santa' Shooting

Man opened fire at Christmas Eve party
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 25, 2008 9:39 AM CST
The shooter dressed up as Santa Claus and opened fire at a Christmas Eve party. Here, a Santa Claus poses with children at a shopping mall.   (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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(Newser) – Three people are dead and as many injured after a man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a Christmas Eve party, CNN reports. The suburban Los Angeles house was engulfed in a fire when police arrived, the AP adds, and Santa walked off in street clothes. Police are looking for the estranged husband of a woman who may have been at the party.