Today at 4:37 am, the Azusa Police Department received a phone call about a shooting that had taken place in the area of Azusa Avenue and Russell Street. Officers responded to the area and located a 37 year-old male victim (from Azusa), who had been shot in the upper body.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded and immediately transported the victim to a trauma center, where he is currently in an extremely critical condition. Detectives from the Azusa Police Department's Detective Bureau responded to the scene to handle the investigation.
Based on the initial investigation it appears the shooting might have been the result of an attempted street robbery. Since Azusa Avenue is a main thoroughfare through Azusa, there may have been witnesses to this crime.
If you have any information which might be beneficial to the detectives, we encourage you to call (626) 812-3200. In the event you wish to remain anonymous, please click on the "Anonymous Tip" logo at the top of our website.