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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male adult and the wounding of another male adult that occurred on Sunday, February 14, 2016, in the area of Broadway and Reichling Lane, Unincorporated Whittier.
Detectives have learned that Pico Station deputies responded to the area regarding a “rescue” and “shots heard” call. Upon their arrival, they discovered that a traffic collision had occurred wherein the victim’s vehicle had collided with a pole. Upon closer inspection, the deputies saw that the right front passenger was suffering from gunshot wounds. A short distance away, deputies located a second victim, the driver of the vehicle, near a residence. The victim had sought help and was also suffering from gunshot wounds.
The right front passenger, a male Hispanic adult, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second victim, also a male Hispanic adult, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Investigators believe that the two victims were driving east on Reichling Lane, approaching Broadway, in the unincorporated area of Whittier, when suspect(s) confronted the victims from another vehicle at the time of the shooting. After the shooting, the suspects fled in an unknown direction.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.
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