Suspect in Azusa bar shooting wounded by security guard

AZUSA — A security guard shot and wounded an assailant who shot and wounded another patron an a bar in an unincorporated county area near Azusa early Sunday, officials said.
The shooting broke out just after midnight at El Palenque, 17010 E Gladstone Street, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Rebecca Rodriquez said.
“There was an argument between two males,” the sergeant said. It was not clear what the men argued about.
“The suspect shot the victim. He suffered a life-threatening injury that required emergency surgery,” Rodriquez said. The wounded man, whose age and city were not available, was hospitalized in critical condition with a wound to his abdomen.
The suspect tried to shoot at a security as he fled the bar, Rodriguez said. But the security guard fired on the gunman, striking him in the shoulder.
Officers arrived took the wounded suspect, described as a 33-year-old Azusa man, into custody without a struggle, the sergeant said. He was hospitalized with a wound not considered to be life-threatening. His name was not released Sunday afternoon pending booking on suspicion of attempted murder.
Rodriquez said the security guard was believed to have acted lawfully in the shooting.

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