NORWALK >> A man shot another man multiple times during an argument between the two men in a Norwalk neighborhood Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The shooter remained at large following the 1 p.m. shooting along Liggett Street, just east of Studebaker Road, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Eric Smitson said.
Few details were available as the victim, a 21-year-old man, refused to cooperate with investigators, the lieutenant said.
He got into an argument with another man before the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim in the chest, abdomen and legs, Smitson said. Paramedics took the wounded man to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
A detailed suspect description was not available, officials said. A dark-colored sedan seen driving away from the area may have been involved.
WEST COVINA >> A man showed up at a West Covina hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg early Sunday, but refused to tell police when and where he had been shot, authorities said.
Police were notified about 1 a.m. that a wounded man had arrived at Citrus Valley Health Partners – Queen of the Valley Campus, West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said.
The victim, a man in his 20s, would only tell investigators he was shot while walking to a party, the lieutenant said. He refused to say when or where it occurred.
Police were looking into the possibility the shooting was related to another shooting reported late Saturday at a West Valinda house party that left a teenager dead and a man wounded, Patton said.
No concrete link between the two incidents had been established Sunday afternoon as the investigation continued.
PICO RIVERA >> Road rage sparked a car-to-car shooting in Pico Rivera late Saturday, leaving one teen wounded in the face and another in the leg, authorities said.
The gunfire erupted about 11:30 p.m. along eastbound Whittier Boulevard, just west of the 605 Freeway, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Harvey Crosthwaite said.
The victims, described as three men in their late-teens, passed a slower moving car, the lieutenant said.
Crosthwaite said the maneuver apparently angered the occupants of the other car, who made hand gestures before opening fire on the victims’ car. It was unclear whether the gestures were gang-related.
A bullet passed through a window and headrest of the victims’ car, ultimately striking the driver in the jaw, Crosthwaite said. A rear passenger in the car suffered a grazing wound to his leg, while a third passenger in the car was unhurt.
Following the shooting, the victims pulled into a gas station at Whittier Boulevard and the 605 Freeway, along the border between Pico Rivera and Whittier, to seek help, officials said. Both wounded men were hospitalized in stable condition.
Deputies described the suspects as a man in his late-20s or early-30s, who was driving the dark-colored sedan, and a woman with black hair, who was riding as a passenger.
WEST VALINDA >> A shooting at a house party left an El Monte teenager dead and a second victim wounded late Saturday, authorities said.
The shooter remained at large following the 11:50 p.m. shooting at a home in the 14100 block of Barrydale Street, in the unincorporated county area of West Valinda, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Enrique Ortiz Jr., 17, of El Monte died in the shooting, Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said.
The gunfire erupted during a party, officials said.
“Detectives have learned that during a gathering at a residence, a male Hispanic adult suspect produced a firearm and shot one victim in the upper torso,” according the statement.
The gunman shot a second victim in the hand before fleeing, officials said. No suspect description was available.
The wounded victim, described by sheriff’s officials as a man, was taken to a hospital for treatment. An update on his condition was not available.
Barrydale Street remained closed off between Puente and Maryland Avenues as detectives and crime scene investigators continued working at the scene Sunday afternoon.
Investigators appeared to be focusing their interest on an area behind a single-story, wood-sided home as they took measurements and photographs.
Authorities were looking into the possibility the shooting was related to another gunshot victim who showed up at a West Covina hospital early Sunday morning.
A man in his 20s arrived at Citrus Valley Health Partners – Queen of the Valley Campus in West Covina about 1 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his leg, West Covina police Lt. Dennis Patton said. But the victim refused to cooperate with police, other than to say he was shot while on his way to a party, Patton said. No solid link between the two incidents had been established Sunday as the investigation into both incidents remained ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be provided anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
EAST LOS ANGELES >> A 14-year-old boy found fatally shot in an East Los Angeles alley is believed to have accidentally shot himself while handling a handgun, authorities said Sunday.
The shooting took place about 6:10 p.m. in the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue, Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement.
Responding deputies found the teen lying in an alley suffering from a gunshot wound to his head, Hernandez said. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injury.
“After speaking with witnesses, it appeared the victim, 14 years old, who was a documented member of a local street gang, may have been handling a loaded handgun and unintentionally shot himself,” Hernandez said.
His identity was withheld Sunday pending officials identification and notification of his family, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt. Fred Corral said.
Detectives were yet to determine when or how the teen got the gun, officials added. No further details were released.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
PICO RIVERA >> A man died in a shooting at a Halloween party in Pico Rivera after an argument erupted into gunfire, authorities said.
The fatal shooting took place just after midnight at a home in the 9600 block of Par Place, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. The victim, initially described as a 23-year-old man, died at the scene.
“Detectives have learned that both the suspect and the victim were attending a party at that location when they began to argue,” according to the sheriff’s department statement. “During the argument, the suspect produced a firearm and shot the victim several times.”
The shooter fled and remained at large morning. No description was available.
“At this time, this incident appears to be gang related,” the statement said.
The victims name was not released pending positive identification and notification of family, coroner’s officials said.
No further details were released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
PASADENA >> An unknown shooter or shooters opened fire on a group of people congregated at Villa Park early Wednesday morning, leaving one man wounded, police said.
Officers responded to reports of “shots fired” about 6:15 a.m. in the park just north of the Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
Police encountered a Pasadena man in his 40s who told officers that someone had opened fire on a group of people gathered at the park, the lieutenant said. The man had not been struck by the gunfire, and the others at the park had left before police arrived.
But a hospital notified police about 15 minutes later that a 19-year-old man had arrived at an emergency room with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, Goodman said. He was hospitalized in stable condition.
No description of the shooter or shooters was available.
DUARTE >> A man died and a woman was wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in an unincorporated county area between Duarte and Monrovia late Sunday, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a report of a shooting about 7:05 p.m. at Lincoln and Shrode avenues, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
“Upon their arrival, they found a victim, a male Hispanic adult, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso,” according to Deputy Kelvin Moody. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A woman had also been struck by gunfire, he said. She was hospitalized in stable condition with a gunshot wound to her leg.
No further details regarding the circumstances of the shooting were available.
“There is no suspect information at this time,” Moody said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
PASADENA >> A bullet shattered the sliding glass door of an apartment late Tuesday as a man and woman struggled over a handgun in a parking lot outside, police said.
The incident took place just after 9 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Painter Street, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“We responded to a report of a man and a woman wrestling over a handgun in the parking lot,” Goodman said. “The caller also indicated that a single shot had been fired, possibly the woman involved in the incident.”
Both the woman and man were gone when officers arrived, he said.
But a nearby sliding glass door had been shattered by a bullet, and a spent bullet casing was found on the ground in the parking lot, Goodman said.
Several people were inside the apartment, but none were injured, he said.
Detailed descriptions of the involved man and woman were not available.
Police checked area hospitals, but found no reports of gunshot victims believed to be connected to the incident.
SOUTH EL MONTE >> A man arrived at an emergency room after being shot in South El Monte late Friday, authorities said.
Few details were available regarding the 10:30 p.m. shooting in a commercial neighborhood at Rush Street and Central Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Mark Reyes said.
The victim arrived at Greater El Monte Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, but did not appear to be cooperating with investigators, the lieutenant said. He was described as a man in his 20s.
No further information regarding the circumstances of the shooting were available.