- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (AP) - Police in Southern California are investigating whether two separate shooting deaths of two workers at a regional gas company are connected.

The first man’s body was found Tuesday night in the driver’s seat of his car outside the Anaheim office of Southern California Gas Co., where he worked as a field technician, Anaheim police Sgt. Tim Schmidt said.

Twenty miles northeast in Pomona, a supervisor who worked for the utility was gunned down on his driveway early Wednesday, Schmidt said.

The two victims, whose names were not immediately released, worked together at one point but detectives were still investigating potential links between them, Schmidt said. No suspects have been identified.

He said there were a lot of similarities between the cases but it was too early to say if they were connected.

Southern California Gas promised to cooperate in the investigation.

“We’ve lost two of our co-workers and friends. We want to express our sincere sympathy to the families of the employees,” the company said in a statement. “The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority.”

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