3 men shot after argument outside East LA restaurant, 3 responding deputies hurt in crash

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Monday, March 18, 2024
3 men shot outside East LA restaurant; responding deputies injured
Three men were shot outside an East L.A. restaurant in an incident authorities believe was gang related. Several deputies were hurt in a crash while they were responding to the scene.

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three men were shot in East Los Angeles and several deputies were hurt in a crash while they were responding to the scene.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the victims were shot following an argument outside of the Los Arcos Restaurant near Whittier and Gerhart boulevards around 1 a.m. Monday. Sheriff's investigators believe the incident was gang related.

Those victims ran inside the restaurant after they were shot.

Two of the victims were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities came across the third victim when they pulled over a truck at a nearby gas station on Atlantic Boulevard.

The victim was a passenger and they were eventually taken to the hospital. Information about that driver was not available.

Meanwhile, two deputy patrol vehicles were involved in a crash while on their way to the shooting site about a mile away.

Details about what led up to the crash were not available, but three deputies were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. One of them has since been released.

The shooting victims are expected to be OK.

Two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting remain outstanding.