Man Wounded in Pomona Shooting, 3 Suspects Accused of Weapons Violations

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The intersection of Towne and Harrison avenues, pictured in a Google Street View image in April of 2017.

The intersection of Towne and Harrison avenues in Pomona, pictured in a Google Street View image in April of 2017.

Police arrested three men on suspicion of weapons violations after a man was shot in Pomona on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The gunfire was first reported about 2 p.m. at Towne and Harrison avenues.

Arriving officers saw several people running from a car, carrying guns, the Pomona Police Department said in a written statement.

The shooting victim was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Officers searched the area with help from their counterparts in the Claremont Police Department and soon found three suspects in a residential neighborhood, the police statement said. Two were quickly detained, while one ran and was later found hiding in a backyard.

Police said they recovered three guns, both at the scene and along the route the fleeing suspect took as he ran.

Samuel Williams, 42, of Victorville; Deante Williams, 25, of Los Angeles; and Malik Slayton, 19, of Victorville were booked on suspicion of being convicted felons in possession of firearms, the police statement said. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Nearby Harrison Elementary School was placed on a precautionary lockdown as police searched for the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pomona police at 909-620-2085. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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