WHITTIER (CBSLA) – A suspect remains at large Saturday after a shooting that began as a fight at a Halloween party in Whittier, which spilled onto the streets to a nearby vigil and left three teenagers in critical condition at a hospital, authorities said.
The age of the male shooting victims range from 15 to 19 years old, according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera station.READ MORE: Pelicans Top Clippers Again, 123-104; Valanciunas Scores Career-High 39,
They were listed in critical, but stable condition at an area trauma center, he said.
Deputies were dispatched at 10:56 p.m. Friday to the 10000 block of Obregon Street in response to a report of a fistfight, which was then upgraded to a possible gunshot victim call, he said.READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
“There was a Halloween party and, at one point, several individuals were involved in a fight, which went onto the street,” he said. “At one point, a male armed himself with a handgun and shot three victims. There was also a vigil nearby.”
Paramedics were dispatched to the location at 11:03 p.m. in response to a report of gunshots, and rushed three people to an area trauma center, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
No suspect information was released.MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online.