NORWALK — Details continued to emerge Sunday, and two men were in custody, in connection with what sheriff’s officials described as a rolling gun-battle along Shoemaker Avenue Saturday afternoon.
The shooting took place about 3:20 p.m. on Shoemaker Avenue, between Rosecrans Boulevard and Foster Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Patrick Maxwell said.
Deputies were flagged down by a witness who reported seeing a Dodge Charger and a Honda Civic exchanging gunfire as they traveled northbound along Shoemaker Avenue, the captain said.
The Dodge Charger crashed at Shoemaker Avenue and Foster Road, and the occupants fled on foot, Maxwell said. A holster was found inside the car, but no gun.
Augustine Lopez, 18, and a 17-year-old boy, both documented gang members from La Mirada, were found and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in a yard on nearby Miller Avenue, Maxwell said. They were believed to have been riding in the Charger.
A handgun was found nearby on Miller Avenue, he said.
The Honda Civic showed up at a hospital a short time later with a 29-year-old Norwalk man with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and leg, sheriff’s officials said.
Two men who brought the wounded man to the hospital were contacted by deputies but not arrested, as there was no evidence linking them to the shooting, Maxwell said. The victim and his group were all believed to have ties to a Norwalk street gang.
The investigation was ongoing.