Man Shot Dead at Park in La Puente Identified

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LA PUENTE (CNS) - Authorities today identified a 27-year-old man who was fatally injured in a shooting that left another man wounded in La Puente.

Deputies dispatched at 1:50 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of Greenberry Drive regarding a “shots heard'' call located Joe Garcia of La Puente suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies then located a second victim nearby with several gunshot wounds to the leg and lower body. Paramedics rushed that man to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives later found evidence that the shooting occurred within Allen J. Martin Park, in the 14800 block of East Giordano Street.

The person responsible for the shootings is still at large and sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives urged anyone with information to call them at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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