West Covina Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Others Injured

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A shooting on a residential street in West Covina left one person dead and two others injured, officials said Tuesday.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block East Larkwood Street, near Service and Valinda avenues, around 9:15 p.m., according to the West Covina Police Department.

They arrived to find three people with gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Mikie Sontero Tarango, 41, of West Covina was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner Larry Dietz said.

Another man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

The third victim, a woman, was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.

The shooting happened near the garage of one of the victims’ homes, West Covina police Lt. Travis Tibbetts said. Coroner’s records indicated Tarango was pronounced dead inside the garage.

The incident did not appear to be gang-related, and police in the past have received calls about suspicious activity in the area, Tibbetts added.

Investigators are looking for one or two people who might be responsible, Tibbetts said.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call police at 626-939-8688.

KTLA’s Brian Day contributed to this report.

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