LOS ANGELES. - Two females were victims of a persecution that authorities have mounted against Christopher Dorner, a former policeman in Los Angeles who has already killed one police officer.[/p][/p]
According to the attorney for Mary Carranza and her mother Emma Hernandez of 71 years of age, they were inside their vehicle delivering newspapers on Thursday morning around 5:15 am in Torrance, southwest of Los Angeles, when agents from a patrol car opened fire without any warning.
Carranza was slightly wounded in one hand and her mother was hit by two bullets in the back, said her attorney, Glen Jonas, who also claimed that there wasn't an order or warning given to women.
In a press conference on Thursday, when the identity of the victims in the shooting had not yet been made public, the police chief of Los Angeles, Charlie Beck, said that "tragically, we believe this is case of mistaken identity" when the officers who were on patrol thought that the vehicle belonged to Dorner.
However, Jonas stated that neither the brand, color nor the license plates matched.
The two women who were shot were delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.
The vehicle that police were on the look out for was for a dark Nissan pickup truck.
Emma Hernandez was taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center hospital, and is now in stable condition.
The officer, who fired against the women, was guarding the residence of another officer who was threatened publically by Dorner.