An example of a handgun being aimed. Photo from Pixabay.
An example of a handgun being aimed. Photo from Pixabay.

Three men were shot and wounded early this morning in South El Monte, apparently at a bar, according to the sheriff’s department.

The sheriff’s Temple station received a call about 2:30 a.m. about a gunshot victim in the 1900 block of Tyler Avenue, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said. That man suffered a gunshot wound to his chest. They also received a call about another gunshot victim, about five blocks away in the 9200 block of Garvey Avenue. That victim was hit in the chest, and he suffered a head injury, Navarro-Suarez said.

A third man drove himself to the hospital after suffering a leg wound, she said.

“There was possibly a bar shooting (in the area of Rosemead and Garvey), Deputy Trina Schrader said, adding that all three victims were expected to survive.

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There’s no word yet if the shootings were gang-related, Navarro-Suarez said.

The shooter remains at large and there was no available suspect description.

Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff’s Temple station at (626) 285-7171. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

—City News Service

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