Homicide detectives investigating deaths of 2 men killed in separate shootings in Westmont

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Authorities respond to investigate after a man was fatally shot while driving in Westmont on June 29, 2020. (LoudLabs)

Authorities respond to investigate after a man was fatally shot while driving in Westmont on June 29, 2020. (LoudLabs)

Deputies are investigating the deaths of two men who were found shot in their vehicles about a block apart in the span of less than 24 hours in Westmont this week.

The first incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. Monday, when a man was shot while driving on West 106th Street, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

The wounded man continued driving until his vehicle collided with cars parked along the 1400 block, an area lined with residences, authorities said.

Deputies found him in the vehicle, suffering from two gunshot wounds in his upper torso area. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The Sheriff’s Department described the victim only as a Black man in his 30s.

The following afternoon, around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to another fatal shooting on the 1600 block of West 107th Street, just southwest of where the first victim had crashed.

That man was found inside his vehicle with at least one gunshot wound. He died at the scene, officials said.

The second victim was described as a Black man in his 60s.

The investigation remained active, and no further details were immediately available on Wednesday’s incident.

Investigators have yet to determine a motive or compile a suspect description in either case. They have not said whether they suspect the shootings could be related.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips may be submitted via 800-222-8477 or www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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