2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Pasadena Shootings

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) – Police were investigating three shootings that left two people dead and two others wounded overnight Friday in Pasadena.

At 11:53 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a shooting in the 70 block of Pepper Street where they found a 24-year-old man fatally wounded, according to Lt. Vasken Gourdikian of the Pasadena Police Department.

Within minutes, Pasadena Fire paramedics reported they were treating a second gunshot victim described as a 38-year-old woman, Gourdikian said. She was taken to a local area hospital in critical condition, he said.

In that same time period, a single-car crash occurred at the intersection of California Boulevard and Saint John Avenue where responding officers discovered two additional gunshot victims at the scene of the crash, he said.

The driver, a 24-year-old man, died at the scene, Gourdikian said. His male passenger sustained a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, he added.

CBS2’s Greg Mills reported from the scene where a drive-by shooting apparently led to both deaths. Mills on Saturday spoke to frustrated residents sick of all the shootings.

“It needs to stop,” said one woman. She said she knows the mother one of the dead men, now identified as Ormani Duncan and Antoine Sutphin Junior.

“The other guy, he’s a dad to a couple of young ladies that I know. It’s really sad that all these shootings going around in Pasadena.”

The shootings started, ironically, at the vigil for another man was shot to death last month.

One witness told Mills he heard over 10 shots.

Anyone with information was urged to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

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