Man, Woman Fatally Shot in Front of Pomona Home

Police and fire department personnel responded to the scene of a fatal double shooting in Pomona on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)

Police and fire department personnel responded to the scene of a fatal double shooting in Pomona on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.tv HD)

Police on Saturday were searching for a shooter who fatally opened fire on two family members in front of a home in Pomona, officials said.

The Pomona Police department received multiple 911 calls at about 11:43 p.m. Friday reporting the shooting in the 1000 block of East Lexington Avenue (map), according to a news release.

Officers responded to the location, in a residential area about a mile north of the 60 Freeway, and found a 49-year-old woman and 59-year-old man, both residents of Pomona. It was unclear if the victims were residents of the house.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers “started life-saving efforts” on the woman, officials said. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel then transported her to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the shooter, a relative of the victims, approached the home on foot and opened fire, said police Lt. Ron McDonald.

The man and woman were the only people struck by gunfire. Their names were not immediately released, pending notification of next of kin.

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives Machado and Iwig of the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

A $10,000 reward is being offered in the case, authorities said.


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