2 critically wounded in Pasadena drive-by shooting

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Lake Avenue, facing north at Rio Grande Street, in Pasadena, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

Lake Avenue, facing north at Rio Grande Street, in Pasadena, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

Two Duarte men were hospitalized in critical condition after they were wounded in a drive-by shooting while sitting in a parked car in Pasadena on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The attack was reported about 4:10 p.m. along Lake Avenue, between Rio Grande and Elizabeth streets, according to the Pasadena Police Department.

“Preliminary investigation revealed both victims were stopped in their vehicle in the area when a late-model sedan drove behind them and fired multiple times into their vehicle,” police said in a written statement. “The suspect vehicle was occupied by at least two unknown suspects.”

Police described the victims as a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man. Both are Duarte residents.

A motive for the shooting was not clear Saturday, but police said it did not appear to be random.

No further details were available.

Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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