Police: Pa. man killed 3 teens over stepsons' feud

January 12, 2012 8:10:44 AM PST
Police say a Philadelphia man killed three teenagers in an ambush sparked by a feud involving his stepsons.

Investigators say 30-year-old Axel Barreto was arrested at a suburban motel Wednesday night, around the time one of his alleged victims was taken off life support.

Authorities say Barreto fired a dozen or more shots into a car loaded with seven teenagers late Tuesday after the boys arrived for a confrontation with his stepsons. Police say the planned fight stemmed from a dispute at school that then spilled on to Facebook.

Police identified the victims as Joshua Soto and Dante Lugo, both 14, and 16-year-old Javier Orlandi. Soto and Orlandi died late Tuesday.

Another 16-year-old who was behind the wheel was wounded in the neck.


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