Man and boy killed in Azusa shootings, second man wounded

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AZUSA (CNS) – A man and a boy were killed and another man was wounded
in two shootings in Azusa, authorities said today.
“There’s definitely more than one location,” Lt. Charles Calderaro
of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told NBC4. “It appears that two
suspects fled the location after the initial shooting and appears they were
struck by gunfire as they fled.”
About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Azusa police officers responded to calls of
a gunshot victim in the 600 block of East Sixth Street and when they arrived at
the scene, located three gunshot victims, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder. A
man and boy were pronounced dead and another man was transported to a hospital
with non-life threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation determined two men targeted the boy and
fired several shots at the victim, striking him at least once in the upper
body, Crowder said. The suspects then ran from the location and were struck by
gunfire by an unknown shooter, he said.
Two weapons were recovered at the scene.
A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.
Authorities have not disclosed a motive.
The ages of the victims were not disclosed.
The shootings occurred near Charles H. Lee Elementary School and less
than one mile from Azusa Pacific University.
Tuesday’s incident marked the second deadly shooting in the area in
the past seven weeks. On Nov. 21, 2018, a man was fatally shot in the 600 block
of North Rockvale Avenue. Authorities located the victim in an apartment
complex near the front door of a second floor apartment.
Anyone with information about Tuesday’s shootings was urged to call
the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-
8477.

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