A dispute between neighbors that turned deadly in Temple City Monday night may have been over a dog, an area resident told KTLA.
The fatal shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. in the 9400 block of Workman Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Arriving deputies found a man in his mid 20s suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
An investigator later told KTLA the wounded man was found in the suspected shooter’s yard.
The unidentified shooting victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
Investigators have determined that a dispute between the neighbors occurred prior to the shooting.
A woman who did not want to be identified said the dispute may have been over a pit bull owned by the deceased man.
“They’ve been having problems with the pit bull and the young couple for a while,” the woman said.
Investigators have not confirmed the cause of the dispute.
Detectives have detained the suspected shooter, said to be a man in his 40s, and recovered a handgun.
The location is in a residential area, just a block south of the commercial strip of Las Tunas Drive.
Anyone with further information on the incident was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.