Man shot during argument

BALDWIN PARK — A local man remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition after he was shot during an argument Wednesday, authorities said.

The 31-year-old victim was shot multiple times in the upper torso by an unidentified attacker just after 11 p.m. in the 13200 block of Earl Avenue, near Ramona Boulevard, said Baldwin Park police Lt. David Reynoso.

“It appears the victim was at the house of an acquaintance when he became involved in a verbal dispute,” Reynoso said. The victim’s name was not released.

The two men went outside to the home’s driveway when the shooter pulled a handgun and fired multiple times, Reynoso said.

The gunman, who was only described as a Latino man of about 35 years old, is being sought on suspicion of attempted murder, he said.

The wounded man was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, Reynoso said. Due to his medical condition, the victim has not yet been able to give police a complete account of the incident.

Police believe the victim and suspect know each other, Reynoso said.

Other than the argument, Reynoso said a motive was not known.

It was not clear of the shooting was gang related, and police declined to say whether the victim is believed to have gang ties.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Baldwin Park Police Department at (626) 960-1955.

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