Covina shooting details emerge — arrest made

Police believed this shooting was gang related — perhaps Azusa 13 vs West Covina Mob Pirus. In any event, an arrest was made. Here’s this morning’s story:

COVINA – Covina police made an arrest yesterday in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon near Las Palmas Middle School, according to officials.

Carlos Pineda, 20, of Azusa was arrested on suspicion of shooting and injuring two young men in the 500 block of Lark Ellen Avenue, according to Covina police Sgt. Dave Foster.

Both men were shot in the leg, fled across the grounds of the school and took refuge in a nearby apartment. A third man with them escaped injury, according to Covina Sgt. David Povero.

No other arrests have been made.

Pineda is in the custody of Covina police. Foster said Pineda will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon



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