A 43-year-old man killed in a Monrovia bar shooting in which two other men were wounded was publicly identified.
Michael Lowe was a Monrovia resident, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.
The triple shooting was reported just after midnight Saturday in the 100 block of East Olive Avenue, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting Monrovia police with the investigation.
The shooting occurred at Gem City Grill, officials told reporters at the scene.
“According to witnesses, the suspects entered the bar shortly before midnight and got into an argument with other patrons inside the bar,’ said Deputy Joana Warren of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “The argument escalated into a fight, at which time one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and started shooting.’
“The suspect and his companions then ran out of the bar and fled west on Olive Avenue,” Warren said.
Lowe and two other shooting victims — two 24-year-old men — were taken to hospitals, where Lowe was pronounced dead.
The other two men were expected to survive their wounds, Warren said.
A motive for the argument and shooting was not immediately known.
Officials with the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau asked anyone with information regarding the attack to call them at (323) 890-5500.
—City News Service
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