A gunman allegedly shot and killed a man in Rosemead before turning the firearm on himself on Tuesday night near a local school, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Willard Avenue after receiving a 911 call regarding a gunshot victim shortly before 10:40 p.m., a sheriff’s news release stated.
When they arrived at the home, deputies discovered a 31-year-old Asian man lying in the driveway. He had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said in the release.
Witnesses described the shooter as an Asian man wearing black clothing. They told deputies he fled southbound on Willard Avenue.
Deputies checked the area and found the 32-year-old man who matched the witness description in the 2600 block of Willard Avenue, according to the release.
But as authorities tried to contact him, the man shot himself in the head, the Sheriff’s Department said. He died at the scene, which is located near Sanchez Elementary School, according to video from the scene and Google Maps.
The names of the two men were not immediately released.
A semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene, the release stated.
Investigators were still working to determine a motive in the case, and the scene remained active as of 5 a.m.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Those who would like provide information anonymously have been asked to contact Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637, or by going to the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.