SGV – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent gang-related shooting death of a young male that was discovered on Fri., Dec. 19.
At approximately 11:38 a.m. in the 700 block of Millbury Avenue in the city of La Puente, Detectives learned that a 17-year old victim was standing in the driveway of a residence with several acquaintances when two suspects approached them on foot. One of the suspects shot the victim in the upper torso with a handgun.
The suspects were last seen driving away in a blue or green vehicle, in an unknown direction. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
In another incident on Sun., Dec. 21, Officers of the Pomona Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Sheridan Avenue regarding a shooting victim. Upon arrival, an adult male was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
According to the Pomona Police Department, the victim was riding his bicycle when the suspect vehicle pulled alongside him and fired.
The victim was treated at the scene by L.A. County Fire and airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition. The victim died as a result of his injury.
The motive for this shooting is unknown at this time. Pomona Police Department Detectives are actively working the case and are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at (909) 620-2085.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously for either of these crimes, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.