Crime scene tape
Crime scene tape where the shootings occurred. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man and a boy were killed and another man was wounded in two shootings in Azusa, authorities said Wednesday.

“There’s definitely more than one location,” Lt. Charles Calderaro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told NBC4. “It appears that two suspects fled the location after the initial shooting and appears they were struck by gunfire as they fled.”

About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Azusa police officers responded to calls of a gunshot victim in the 600 block of East Sixth Street and when they arrived at the scene, located three gunshot victims, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder. A man and boy were pronounced dead and another man was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation determined two men targeted the boy and fired several shots at the victim, striking him at least once in the upper body, Crowder said. The suspects then ran from the location and were struck by gunfire by an unknown shooter, he said.

Two weapons were recovered at the scene.

A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available. Authorities have not disclosed a motive.

The ages of the victims were not disclosed.

The shootings occurred near Charles H. Lee Elementary School and less than one mile from Azusa Pacific University.

Tuesday’s incident marked the second deadly shooting in the area in the past seven weeks. On Nov. 21, 2018, a man was fatally shot in the 600 block of North Rockvale Avenue. Authorities located the victim in an apartment complex near the front door of a second floor apartment.

Anyone with information about Tuesday’s shootings was urged to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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