ALTADENA — Sheriff’s officials are looking into two separate shootings that left one man wounded late Friday.
The first shooting was reported about 9:55 p.m. near Loma Alta Park, at Lincoln Avenue and Loma Alta Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Debra Herman said.
Three young men told deputies that two attackers, described only as heavy-set black men, fired 18 to 20 shots at them before jumping over a wall and fleeing, the sergeant said. None of the victims were hurt, and bullet casings were recovered at the scene.
During the investigation into the shooting, a deputy recognized one of the men who was shot at as a suspect in a robbery and arrested him, Herman said. His name was not immediately available.
Slightly less than an hour later, deputies were dispersing a large party in the 3200 block of Dabney Street when the discovered a man who had been shot in the arm, Herman said. No one called 9-1-1 to report the shooting.
The wounded 22-year-old man was hospitalized with a wound that was not believed to be life-threatening, the sergeant said. No description of the shooter was available.
The motives in the shootings were under investigation, Herman said, and it was unclear if the shootings were related.