IRWINDALE — Police officers and deputies responded to a shooting inside a Southern California Edison office Friday.
The was reported just after 1:30 p.m.. at the building in the 4900 block of Rivergrade Road, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Brian Riley said.
He said he had no information about how many people were injured, or what their conditions were.
Initial police radio traffic from the scene indicated a suspect had fatally shot himself, and there were not believed to be any additional shooters.
Police and deputies evacuated the building were searching the building where the shooting took place floor-by-floor.
With the recent power outages that left countless traffic signals non-operations, Irwindale Police Chief Dennis Smith wants to remind people to use caution when driving while the power is out.
Blacked-out intersections should be treated as four-way stops, officials said, however drivers should never presume that other motorists will properly yield the right of way. He said even if its your turn, another driver might not realize it.
“You can be right and still be dead,” Smith said.
Smith said many people are unaware that an intersection should be treated as a four-way stop when the signal is out and encouraged drivers to review the California Vehicle Code:
CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE
21800 (d) (1) The driver of any vehicle approaching an intersection which has official traffic control signals that are inoperative shall stop at the intersection, and may proceed with caution when it is safe to do so.
2) When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at the same time, and the official traffic control signals for the intersection are inoperative, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right, except that the driver of any vehicle on a terminating highway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle on the intersecting continuing highway.
IRWINDALE — A fundraiser at McDonald’s this evening will raise money for twin 14-year-old Covina girls struck and seriously injured by a car as they walked to school earlier this week.
Gladstone High School students Leilani and Luana Fukui have remained hospitalized in critical condition since Monday’s early-morning accident at Lark Ellen Avenue and Tudor Street, California Highway Patrol officials said.
In an effort to raise money to aid their family, McDonald’s, 5203 N. Irwindale Ave., will donate 25 percent of proceeds to the Fukui family for sales made between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., family friend Crystal Carscadden said.
The fundraiser was initially scheduled to help the Gladiator Alliance and Color Guard, but was changed to help the family following the tragic accident.
The investigation remains ongoing, however the driver was not initially suspected of a crime.
IRWINDALE — A judge ruled Thursday that a Glendora man accused of killing his father with a dumbbell at an Irwindale storage facility is mentally competent to stand trial, court officials said.
Jonathan Pedraza, 25, is charged with the Sept. 10 murder of 62-year-old Miguel Pedraza of Glendora at A-1 Mini Storage, 4391 Irwindale Avenue.
He fled the scene after driving a car through a security gate enclosing the facility, then became involved in another hit-and-run crash in Baldwin Park, officials said.
A motive in the killing has not been released.
At his mental competency hearing in Pomona Superior Court, Jonathan Pedraza was ordered to West Covina Superior Court for a hearing Oct. 25.