Man wounded in head in Pasadena shooting

PASADENA — Police said a man was lucky to be alive after being shot in the head Sunday, and another was behind bars on suspicion of the shooting.
Domingo Reyes, 28, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Pasadena police Lt. Keith Jones said.
The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of north Wilson Avenue, the lieutenant said.
Two men in their 20s told police that they drove to a house to retrieve a cell phone that belonged to one of their family members from a resident of the home, Jones said. It was not clear why the men believed the phone was inside.
The two men and Reyes began to argue before Reyes retrieved a small-caliber handgun from the home and came back outside, Jones said.
“He immediately started firing multiple rounds at the car,” he said.
One round struck the window of the car and struck the driver in the head, Jones said. Despite the wound, the driver was able to drive the car to the fire station at Lake Avenue and Villa Street to seek help.
The passenger was not injured by the gunfire, officials added.
The wounded man was treated at an area hospital and released later Sunday evening, Jones said.
“It appears the bullet traversed between his scalp and skull,” the lieutenant said.
Officers arrested Reyes at his home and recovered a handgun believed to be the weapon used in the shooting, he added.
Reyes was being held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday and was due for arraignment in Pasadena Superior Court Tuesday, police added.
Sunday’s incident was the second Pasadena shooting in two days.
Police responded to a report of at least two men exchanging gunfire shortly before noon at Glen Avenue and Montana Street, Lt. Chris Russ said. No one was found injured as a result of the shooting.
A man in his 20s was arrested in the area and a gun was found near the scene, police said.
A search of the man’s Pasadena home turned up drugs, officials added, and he was booked on suspicion of drug charges. His name was not released.

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