LA PUENTE (CBSLA) — Authorities say three people were shot — one fatally — in La Puente Sunday evening.
Homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene in the 400 block of Tonopah Ave. CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Jeff Nguyen says the shooting happened just after 6:30 p.m.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
One man — shot at least once in the upper torso — was pronounced dead at the scene. A second adult male was wounded and transported to a nearby hospital. He was shot twice in the torso and is in critical condition. A third male victim was shot in the hand and expected to be okay.
Nguyen said there were many people hugging and crying on the lawn. “Very emotional and very tense.”
He added, “No one in the neighborhood wanted to talk.”
One man did tell him the victim was his brother.
The search continues for the gunman. Authorities said they are looking for two Latinos who left the area in a silver or dark-colored SUV.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
There is no known motive for the shooting, said LA Sheriff’s Deputies.
The investigation is ongoing.
This was the second fatal shooting in La Puente over the weekend. On Friday night, one man was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in the 100 block of North Winton.
Meanwhile, two miles away and about two hours later, a man and a woman sitting in a car in West Covina were also shot.
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The suspect in this shooting is also at large. No suspect description was given.