A man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting that occurred in a vehicle in Angeles National Forest Thursday afternoon and the woman drove down to Arcadia in an attempt to call 911, officials said.
The incident was reported about 2:05 p.m. on the 300 block of North Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, 33, was taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds to her lower body, officials said. She is expected to survive, according to Sheriff'sLt. Joe Mendoza.
He told KTLA that the pair were father-in-law and daughter-in-law and they were involved in a domestic dispute in a vehicle in the Chantry Flat area of the Angeles National Forest, about 5 miles away. The woman, who was driving the vehicle when the shooting apparently occurred, was trying to get cellphone reception to call 911 and ended up in Arcadia.
It is unclear, however, who shot whom and what the argument was about.
People who work across the street from where the incident was reported also told KTLA that the shooting did not happen there.
Merari Mancia said she saw a black car pull up to a curb and a woman got out. Later the woman who had gotten out of the car sat on the curb, before being loaded into an ambulance.
A black Mercedes remained at the scene after the incident and was surrounded by a blue tarp.
Officials are investigating the circumstances behind the shooting and no further details have been released.
Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s department's homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.