Off-duty sheriff’s deputy and brother shot at in Altadena

ALTADENA — An off-duty sheriff’s deputy and his brother escaped injury early Saturday after they were attacked in a car-to-car shooting, officials said.
The shooting took place about 3:40 a.m. as the deputy was driving his personal vehicle in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Harriet Street, with his brother riding in the front passenger seat, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Cynthia Gonzalez said.
“A dark-colored Lexus sedan pulled alongside the driver’s side of the deputy’s vehicle and a passenger from the suspect vehicle fired three rounds from a handgun at the deputy’s vehicle before speeding away,” Gonzalez said.
One bullet struck the deputy’s car, she said, however neither he nor his brother were hurt.
Fellow deputies searched the area but did not find the attackers.
A motive in the shooting was unclear, Gonzalez said, and no further details were available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Altadena Station at 626-798-1131. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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