A man died and a another was hospitalized in critical condition after gunfire broke out in a residential neighborhood near La Puente on Friday night, officials said.
The shooting was reported just before 10:40 p.m. along Winton Avenue, near Gemini Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Garcia said.
Deputies encountered a 31-year-old man “suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso,” sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The second victim, a 22-year-old man, suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper body, officials said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The initial investigation indicated the attack may have been a drive-by shooting, Garcia said. A blue Nissan Altima was suspected to have been involved.
The motive in the attack was not clear, sheriff’s officials said. No further details were available.
Anyone with information can reach the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.