Investigation continues in Monterey Park shooting

MONTEREY PARK — A 21-year-old Monterey Park man remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after being wounded in a shooting at a park, authorities said.
The shooting took place about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Sierra Vista Park.
The victim apparently had words with a man described only as Asian and of average build about the time of the shooting, Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said.
What happened next remained under investigation, she said, however shots were fired and the victim was struck.
A yellow motorcycle was seen leaving the area afterward and may have been involved, Mazelin said.
Investigating officers found no victim at the park, but did discover a blood trail leading away from it, Lt. Jess Alvarado said.
Shortly after the shooting, a hospital called police to report a gunshot wound victim had arrived in the emergency room, he added.
A motive in the shooting remained unknown Thursday, Mazelin said, however authorities were looking into the possibility it was gang-related.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tips can be left anonymously.

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