Chase, West Covina crash follow shooting at park in La Puente; 1 in custody

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A suspect opened fire at a park in La Puente and an ensuing police chase ended with a crash Monday morning in West Covina, authorities said. (KABC)

A suspect opened fire at a park in La Puente and an ensuing police chase ended with a crash Monday morning in West Covina, authorities said.

At least one man was struck by gunfire about 9:20 a.m. at Sunshine Park, located at 515 Deepmead Ave, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau.

Witness Joseph Torres said he saw everything when two carjacking suspects in a silver sedan approached two victims sitting in a black Honda. He said a suspect then opened the car door, threatened the victims and began shooting at them.

The male victim was struck by gunfire. His injuries were described as non-life threatening, and a woman, sitting in the car with him, wasn't hurt.

Sheriff's deputies found the fleeing suspects and started a pursuit, which ended in a crash on Vincent Avenue in West Covina.

Two suspects were arrested at the crash site, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Their identities were not released.

Meanwhile, residents in La Puente said they're fed up as crimes in the area are not uncommon.

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