Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies investigate the shooting
Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies at the scene of the shooting in La Puente. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Three men were shot, one of them fatally in La Puente, authorities said Monday.

The attack was around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Tonopah Avenue, Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.

Responding deputies found one man dead at the scene from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso, Koerner said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

One man suffered two gunshot wounds to the upper torso and was hospitalized in critical condition, he said. The third victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the he hand and was hospitalized with stable vital signs.

Investigators have learned the victims were fired upon by two males in a silver or dark-colored SUV, Koerner said.

A motive for the attack was unknown.

This was the second multiple shooting in La Puente this weekend. Friday night a 31-year-old man was shot and killed and a 22-year-old man was wounded in the 100 block of North Winton Avenue.

Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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