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Suspects arrested following fatal East L.A. shooting and chase

Man was shot dead in the 4300 block of Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles

By LUCY GUANUNA

East Los Angeles —   Three adults and two minors were arrested following a fatal shooting and dangerous pursuit through East L.A. early this morning, deputies said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4300 block of Whittier Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m. after receiving a call regarding a gunshot victim. The victim was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department.

Witnesses said the suspect’s vehicle was possibly a green sedan. Shortly after another shooting occurred near McBride Avenue and Telegraph Road and the suspect’s vehicle matched that of the murder.

About 40 minutes later deputies found a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspects failed to stop and lead deputies on a pursuit traveling south on the 5 Freeway where they discarded a firearm near the Washington Boulevard exit.

The suspects exited at Garfield Avenue, where the vehicle struck a median and blew out a tire before reentering the southbound 5 Freeway and exiting Paramount Boulevard in Downey.

The pursuit ended in the 9200 block of Samoline Avenue in Downey and the 5 occupants, 2 females and 3 males, were detained and arrested, according to the statement.

No further information was available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Today’s homicide occurred near the site of a fatal shooting that took place last week on Sunol Drive.

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