Man expected to survive after being shot by gang members in La Punte

LA PUENTE — A man was expected to survive after being shot five times by gang members early Sunday in a seemingly unprovoked attack in front of his home, authorities said.
A 26-year-old La Puente man, who was not believed to have gang ties, was walking up to his home in the 14000 block of Beckner Street about 2:30 a.m. when he was approached by a group of nine suspects described only as Latino men in their late teens and early 20s, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Kelly Huffman said.
Suddenly, the sergeant said, four men in the group pulled handguns and shouted out “Puente” — the name of a local street gang.
“(They) fired several shots and struck him five times in the lower back and buttocks,” Huffman said. “His injuries are not deemed life-threatening.”
The group of gang members fled on foot following the attack, she said, and remained outstanding Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Industry Station.

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  • Anonymous

    yet another reason gang members need to be in cells. Puente Gang runs up to a single man walking home in a group of 5 and shoots him…wow