A man was wounded in Lakewood today in a car-to-car shooting near the site of a home invasion robbery a few minutes earlier, and authorities believe the two crimes may be related.
The home invasion robbery took place at 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 11600 block of 206th Street, said Lt. Eric Lindblom of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station. Three men with guns entered a home through an unlocked door and took wallets and cellphones, he said.
"They fled in a black two-door Honda Civic," he said.
A few minutes later and just blocks away, two people in a parked car in the 20500 block of Alburtis Avenue were fired on by someone in a small black vehicle with three men inside, Lindblom said.
A man in his 20s with no gang ties was transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for surgery, Lindblom said. His condition was not immediately reported.
The two crimes "are either related or a heck of a coincidence," Lindblom said.
Anyone with information on either of the crimes was asked to call the Lakewood Sheriff's Station at (562) 623-3500.
- City News Service