2 Wounded in San Gabriel Valley Shooting; Deputies Search for Suspects

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies investigate a shooting that left two people wounded in the unincorporated county area of Valinda on Dec. 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies investigate a shooting that left two people wounded in the unincorporated county area of Valinda on Dec. 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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Deputies cordoned off a neighborhood to search for suspects after a shooting in Valinda left two men wounded on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The gunfire was first reported about 4:55 p.m. in the 500 block of Lidford Avenue, in the unincorporated county area just outside of La Puente, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Chris Garcia said.

Two wounded men were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, according to sheriff's and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. They were listed in stable condition and expected to survive. They were described as a man in his 40s and a man in his 50s.

Deputies focused their attention on a car found abandoned in the area.

Garcia said witnesses reported seeing three suspects, described as two men and a woman, running from the car following the shooting.

A search perimeter was set up to seek out any suspects who may have been hiding in the area, officials said.. Sheriff's K-9s were called in to assist, but the search came to an end shortly before 8 p.m. without any suspects in custody.

No further details were available.

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