Written by AARON CASTREJON
HACIENDA HEIGHTS - Detectives are working to determine what led to a triple shooting that left three teens wounded Saturday night.
Two of the victims were found near Armington Avenue and Garo Street. Sheriff’s dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 9:28 p.m. September 7. Deputies found 15 and 16-year-old teen boys, one shot in the chest, according to Lt. James Long of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Industry Station.
A 17-year-old teen girl was transported by friends to a hospital and deputies were later notified, Long said.
One teen was hit in a leg, one in the buttocks. Their conditions are not considered life-threatening. The teen shot in the chest may be in serious to critical condition, Long said.
The teens were at a party. Deputies reportedly found balloons and a nitrous oxide tank believed to be used for the recreational inhaling of nitrous oxide gas, Long said.
Preliminarily, the incident may have centered around the nitrous oxide tank.
Multiple rounds were fired from a suspect outside before he and three others escaped in a silver four-door sedan. Spent shell casings were recovered at the scene, Long said.
The shooter was initially described to deputies as a Black or Hispanic male. The three others are described as Hispanic males. The sedan fled west to Stimson Avenue, Long said.