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South Pasadena Police Arrest Suspect in Garfield Park Shooting

Following a report of shots fired at Garfield Park last Friday, a juvenile suspect has been arrested and the South Pasadena Police Department is seeking two outstanding suspects in an ongoing investigation.
Officers responded to the park, located in the 800 block of Park Avenue, on reports of a verbal confrontation between two parties on Feb. 23 at about 11:21 a.m. As they were responding, they received information that the incident had escalated into a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers determined that a single shot had been fired from Park Avenue into Garfield Park. No one was struck, and the shooting suspect entered a vehicle and fled from the area. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a pink-hooded sweatshirt and wearing a balaclava-type “ski mask.”
There were “possibly two other male occupants” in the vehicle wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, the SPPD said in a statement. The vehicle they fled in is described as an older model blue Toyota Camry with rear traffic collision damage.
Through investigation, the plate of the vehicle was discovered. The vehicle and driver were located in Northeast Los Angeles, and one juvenile suspect was arrested and placed in custody. South Pasadena Police detectives are searching for two outstanding subjects.
The Garfield Park area has been reopened for public use.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the South Pasadena Police Department at (626) 403-7270. To provide an anonymous tip, call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

First published in the March 1 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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