Police continued to search for a gunman and possible third victim Monday, a day after two men were found bound with duct tape and fatally shot in Montclair, officials said.
The men were discovered by police responding to reports of shots fired around 6:46 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Monte Vista Avenue (map), said Lt. Brian Ventura of the Montclair Police Department.
It was unclear if the incident was drug or gang related, and although the shooter or shooters had not been found locals should not fear they may be next, Montclair Police Department Sgt. Bryon Kelly told KTLA.
“We don’t have anything at this time, but however, based the manner in which they were duct taped and the way they were killed, they were definitely targeted,” Kelly said.
A witness told police two Hispanic men between 20 and 30 years old fled the scene prior to their arrival, a department news release stated.
Police previously said a witness saw a possible third victim running from the garage, handcuffed and bleeding from his neck.
Bloodhounds were used to track the potential victim overnight, Kelly said.
"It did pick up the scent, but it also lost it. So we don’t know if that person got into a car or somehow got into an area where the dog was not able to track him," Kelly said.
The garage was rented out by a person who used it for automotive repairs. Police were waiting for the coroner to identify the victims to discover if the renter was one of the two men found dead Sunday, Kelly said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Montclair Police Department at 909-621-4771.