Boy, 5, Injured in Gang-Related Shooting in La Puente


LA PUENTE (CNS) - The shooting in La Puente that injured a 5-year-old boy was gang-related and the shooter was at large this morning.

It happened about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 14200 block of Nelson Avenue, near Sunkist Avenue, according to sheriff's Deputy James Nagao.

The parents of the victim were getting out their car when a dark-colored sedan pulled up, someone inside yelled ``Puente,'' and opened fire. The boy was struck in his upper right thigh and taken to a hospital by his parents, where he was treated and released, Nagao said.

A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Industry Sheriff's Station at 626-330-3322.

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