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2 abducted boys found safe; dad at large

June 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles police spokesman says authorities have found two boys allegedly abducted by their father during a violent weekend incident in which their mother was shot and wounded. Police spokesman Richard French says 5-year-old Diego Fabian Ortega and 3-year-old Luis Gonzalo Ortega were unharmed when they were found Tuesday.

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Police say the boys were found near the California-Mexico border.

French did not know if the father, Jose Luis Ortega, was in custody.

The boys' father allegedly shot their mother as many as 12 times on Sunday. Police say she remains in serious condition at a hospital.

 

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