POMONA (CBSLA) — A man in his 40s is in critical condition Wednesday after being shot nine times in a spray of gunfire that narrowly missed three children playing video games in a Pomona home.

The shooting was reported in the 1600 block of Palomares Street after 9 p.m. Tuesday. Officers responding to the scene found the man conscious, and he was able to tell them he was standing outside the home when the gunfire erupted.

He was taken to a hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.

Investigators described the shooting as a spray of gunfire, with bullet casings found all over the street. Bullets also hit a nearby parked car and a wall inside the home’s front room, just above where three children were sitting and playing video games.

Besides the children, there were two other family members inside the house. No one else inside the house was injured.

A neighbor who did not want to speak on camera recorded video of the shooting. He did not want to show the footage because the investigation is ongoing, but did share the audio of the rapid gunfire.

“[The victim] was outside not even looking towards the street…the car pulls up. Everyone got out, the driver, the passenger and one person in the back seat,” the neighbor said. “They got out of the vehicle to physically catch up to him, shoot him at close range and the victim ran off.”

Other neighbors say a woman and her two children live at the home and it’s not clear how the man is connected with the family. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

Police believe the shooters were three men armed with handguns, who drove to the area in a Dodge Charger.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085.


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