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Shooting and Fire Investigation

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Shooting and Fire Investigation

CREATED Feb. 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police SWAT team has been called in to search a burned home in Hollywood where at least three people were shot and wounded.

Authorities say a man and two women with gunshot wounds were rescued from the burning home at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and a suspected gunman's charred reamins were found shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, it's unclear whether the shooter escaped.

More than 100 firefighters were called to the rambling single-story home but they could only fight flames from a distance because of fears about the shooter.

The three known victims were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The fire gutted most of the home and a fire official says there's no chance anyone who may have been inside survived.