Sheriff’s detectives were investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in La Puente and the critical wounding of another person Saturday in an apparent drive-by shooting, according to the department.
The shooting took place at 10:50 p.m. Friday, in the 100 block of North Winton Avenue, Deputy Morgan Arteaga said.
The deceased man who suffered multiple wounds to his chest died at the scene, the department said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
A second person was also critically wounded in the attack, according to the department. The 22-year-old man who was shot in the chest was transported to a hospital for treatment. The victim’s current condition was unknown.
A motive for the shooting was aalso unknown.
A sheriff’s lieutenant told reporters at the scene, the shooting appeared to be a drive-by attack and authorities were searching for a blue Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information on this killing was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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