Man dies in shooting in Temple City, suspect detained

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TEMPLE CITY (CNS) – A suspect was detained this morning on suspicion he shot a neighbor in Temple City who later died at a hospital.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Temple Station responded to the 9400 block of Workman Avenue at about 6 p.m. Monday and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Koerner said.

“It was determined there was an altercation between him (the victim) and a neighbor,” according to sheriff’s Lt. Robert Westphal. “One individual has been detained and a firearm has been recovered.”

Two witnesses were also questioned by detectives, Westphal said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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