A shooting Thursday afternoon near a market in the unincorporated West Whittier area left one man dead and a second seriously wounded.
Officers responded about 4:30 p.m. to the 9600 block of John Street in Santa Fe Springs to investigate a report of a shooting that had just occurred, according to Officer John Scoggins of the Whittier Police Department.
“It was determined two male Hispanic adults had been shot,” Scoggins said. “One was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition.”
No suspect description or possible motive for the shooting was immediately available, Scoggins said.
The victims were in a Bentley convertible, he said.
According to a broadcast report, the victims were shot near a market in the 8800 block of Norwalk Boulevard in West Whittier, left the scene in the Bentley and were ultimately located by firefighters on John Street.
The Bentley’s seats were destroyed by the gunfire, according to the report.
–City News Service
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