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Cops Seek Pair in Ruffalo Shooting

Relationship to victim is not disclosed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 7:38 AM CST
Cops Seek Pair in Ruffalo Shooting
Mark Ruffalo arrives for the gala premiere of "Reservation Road" during the the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Police have released the names of two “persons of interest” in the shooting of Mark Ruffalo’s brother, AP reports. Beverly Hills cops are now treating the case as an attempted murder but haven't speculated about a motive. They're looking for Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham, two LA residents in their late 20s. Their relationship to Scott Ruffalo, 39, who remains in critical condition, is unclear.

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Ruffalo is a successful hairdresser. "He is well-liked by everybody and knows everyone in Beverly Hills," said his accountant. "He was a guy who really wanted to do things right, as far as I was concerned." He added that the shooting is "really strange: This is obviously not just a break-in. Robbers don't just routinely go to Beverly Hills in the middle of the night." (Read more Mark Ruffalo stories.)

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