Teenage girl wounded in Azusa drive-by shooting

AZUSA — A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in a drive-by shooting early Sunday, authorities said.
The attack took place just after 2:30 a.m. in the 400 block of East 2nd Street, Azusa police said in a written statement.
“According to the victim and eyewitnesses, an SUV — occupied by the shooter — drove westbound on 400 E. Second St. and opened fire on a home and small gathering of people,” according to the police statement.
Several shots were fired before the SUV sped west on 2nd Street, police said. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into two parked cars before continuing north on Dalton Avenue.
When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the 16-year-old gunshot victim had already been taken to a hospital by private vehicle, officials said. She was expected to recover from her injury.
The girl was believed to have been standing in front of the home when she was shot with “at least one more person,” though further details regarding the circumstances of the shooting were not available, Madaloni said.
Investigators believed there was more than one attacker inside the SUV, however they declined to release more specific information regarding the suspects or their vehicle as they continued tracking down clues, the sergeant said.
“Everything’s preliminary right now,” he said, adding that the motive in the shooting had not been determined.
Several parked cars in the neighborhood were struck by errant bullets, officials said.
Though no additional gunshot victims were discovered, “It’s possible there could be other victims who are outstanding,” Madaloni said.
The investigation was ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact Azusa police Detective Rob Landeros at 626-812-3200.

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