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Christmas Eve Tragedy in CA.

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Nine Dead in Los Angeles ‘Santa’ Massacre

COVINA, Calif. —  The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office says eight bodies have been found in the rubble of a home set ablaze after a Christmas Eve shooting massacre.

Investigators ended their search Thursday night for other possible victims of the rampage. Authorities planned to return to the scene Friday.

Police say the only suspect in the shooting and fire killed himself several hours later.

Bruce Pardo set the home ablaze using a bizarre homemade device that sprayed flammable liquid. Stinging from an acrimonious divorce, Pardo, plotting revenge against his ex-wife, dressed up like Santa, went to his former in-laws’ Christmas Eve party and slaughtered the victims before killing himself hours later.

Pardo, 45, had no criminal record and no history of violence, according to police, but he was angry following last week’s settlement of his divorce after a marriage that lasted barely a year.

“It was not an amicable divorce,” police Lt. Pat Buchanan said.

The massacre began when an 8-year-old girl answered Pardo’s knock at the door. Pardo, carrying what appeared to be a large present, pulled out a handgun and shot her in the face, then began shooting indiscriminately as about 25 partygoers tried to flee, police said.

A 16-year-old girl was shot in the back, and a 20-year-old woman broke her ankle when she escaped by jumping from a second-story window. Those two, and the 8-year-old, remained hospitalized Christmas Day.

The gift-wrapped box Pardo was carrying actually contained a pressurized homemade device he used to spray a liquid that quickly sent the house up in flames, police said.

When the fire was extinguished early Thursday, officers found three charred bodies in the living room area.

“They were met with a scene that was just indescribable,” police Chief Kim Raney said. Investigators found three more bodies amid the ashes later in the day.

None of the dead or missing have been identified.

Following the shootings, Pardo quickly got out of the Santa suit and drove off, witnesses told police. He went to his brother’s home about 25 miles away in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. No one was home, so Pardo let himself in, police said.

Police were called to the home early Thursday, and officers found Pardo dead of a single bullet to the head.

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  2. In one article they tried to say that Pardo was a religious man. NO, HE WASN’T!!!! Because if he was, he would’ve relied on Christ when life started going downhill and not on a semi-automatic!


    December 26, 2008 at 12:40 PM

  3. Mr. Pardo lashed out at those responsible for, and the enablers of, the Misandry Machine so prevalent in today’s society. My thoughts are for Mr. Pardo, and not anyone else. He was backed into a corner and he fought back. Good for him.

    More men are waking up to the misandry. Mr. Pardo, you are my hero.


    December 27, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    • First you are one sick individual. And anyone who praises such a sick individual needs plenty of help.

      Now folks who may be upset with the posting of this comment, it will only be up for a couple of days so that anyone who would like to email Arden can go right ahead and fill his email with their responses. It will disappear in a few days because it is a disgusting comment.

      God Bless,


      December 27, 2008 at 6:56 PM

  4. WHAT! Misandry machine. Actually, men are doing a lot better in divorce court, today, then they were 20 years ago. As a recently separated man, I have been doing a little research, and am some what of an expert on the subject. MISANDRY! This guy is your hero, because he got hosed in divorce court? Dressed up as Santa, he opened his rampage by shooting an 8 y/o child in the face. I look forward to seeing your story play out on the news one day, but when it’s your turn, bypass the slaughtering of everyone else, and just jump straight to the suicide part, Thanks.

    -Dan Szabo
    Johnstown, NY

    Daniel Szabo

    December 27, 2008 at 7:05 PM

  5. Pardo is the symptom of our matriarchal society that teaches men that they are merely a source for money and should absorb any and all abuse. Meanwhile, most of the middle-aged USA females are one of the most absolutely vicious animals on the planet. This guy should be the poster boy for the divorced USA male. And you can bet that the other two suckers this woman screwed over are not shedding a single tear right now! Live and learn ladies. Want to screw your man in a divorce? Better think twice baby!


    December 31, 2008 at 4:16 AM

    • It’s just a shame we have fools like you who think death is a good outcome, if we can’t get our way in this world we live in. May God bless your soul.

      God Bless,


      December 31, 2008 at 6:28 AM

  6. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
    Mark 10:9

    God's Word

    January 1, 2009 at 4:09 AM

    • I agree with you that divorce should not be a way out, but unfortunately in today’s society, there are many excuses given to try and make it justifiable. There are unfortunately many movies, shows, singers and celebrities who try to make it look like a normal thing to be divorced.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      God Bless,


      January 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM

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