Man shot at Downey intersection; 2 suspects sought

DOWNEY, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are looking for two men suspected of shooting a man who was waiting at an intersection in Downey Friday afternoon.

Downey police officers responded to Firestone Boulevard and La Reina Avenue around 10:57 p.m. regarding reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived, a man was found standing behind his car and suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated at the scene and taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. His condition was unknown.

A witness at the scene said the victim was stopped at the intersection when a four-door compact car pulled up alongside him.

A suspect exited the front passenger side of the car and began shooting at the victim. The suspect and a driver then quickly fled the scene.

The suspected shooter is described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s with a goatee, tattoos on his arms, weighing about 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a necklace, dark colored baseball hat, white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans.

The driver was described as a Hispanic man in his 50s with tattoos on his arms. He was wearing a dark colored baseball hat and a white sleeveless shirt. The car was either a green or blue Honda or Toyota, possibly made in the 1990s.

Authorities said the intersection is usually very busy and believe there may be more witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308 or Detective Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2368. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-TIPS.
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