Fatal shooting reported in Pasadena

This from the Pasadena Police Department:

PASADENA, CA – On Monday, May 25, 2010, at 10:22 p.m. officers responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue and Zanja Street on reports of shots fired. Approximately five minutes later, a local hospital notified the police department of the arrival of two gun shot victims, Emilo Landaverde, 22, and Oscar Mendez, 19, both Pasadena residents. Victim Landaverde later died from his injury. Victim Mendez was treated and remains in stable condition. The suspect was described as a Male Hispanic wearing a white t-shirt.

“The motive for this shooting is unknown,” says Interim Chief of Police Christopher Vicino. “Our detectives responded to the scene last night and are still investigating this senseless crime. It is our intent to find out who did this, bring them to justice and provide the families with some sense of closure.”

Police are asking anyone having information about this incident to contact the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241 or Detectives at (626) 744-4522.

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