Fairmount Avenue in La Crescenta is quiet again after it was shaken Tuesday morning by the sounds of screaming and gunshots, when one resident, a man who grew up in this town and graduated from La Cañada High School, reportedly shot his estranged wife then turned the gun on himself.
It was shortly after 6 a.m. Oct. 5 when Janet Carr, in her late 40s, drove to her husband's home in the 2700 block of Fairmount Avenue in La Crescenta to drop off their two children, according to Sheriff's Deputy Scott Gage. She later told deputies that about a month before, she had moved out of the house she shared with Pat Carr, said Sheriff's Deputy Rich Peña.
"For whatever reason, [Pat] met her in the street and shot her twice," Peña said.
Neighbors reported hearing screaming and gunshots. "I was asleep and I woke up to a woman screaming," said Tylon Kahng, 18, who lives across the street from the Carr house. "I looked out and saw a white SUV. She grabbed two kids, put them in the car and sped away."