August 14, 2013 by staff · Comments Off
Pomona Shootings, Three people died and others were wounded in separate shootings Saturday evening and early Sunday in Pomona, authorities said.
The incidents occurred at four crime scenes in the city and did not appear to be connected, police said.
Jose Cerda, 45, of Pomona, was on his bicycle about 9:30 p.m. on Lexington Avenue, just west of Garey Avenue, according to Pomona Police Department officials. A vehicle drove alongside him and an occupant opened fire. Cerda was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two hours later, Isais Garcia Lopez, 24, of Ontario, and an 18-year-old man were walking down an alley in the 200 block of Orchid Lane when they were ambushed by “unknown suspects,” police said. Lopez died at the scene after being shot multiple times in the chest.
The teen, who was not identified, was also shot numerous times; he was able to escape and get help, police said. He was taken to airlifted to a hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Details of his condition were unclear Sunday.