On March 10th, 2015 at 4:13 p.m., the Azusa Police Department received numerous phone calls about a shooting which had occurred in the 200 block of E. Fourth Street in Azusa. Police officers were immediately dispatched to the location. Once on scene, the officers learned from eyewitnesses, that a male bicyclist, who had a handgun, had exchanged gunfire with another armed male, who was in a passing vehicle. Both gunman fled the scene prior to the officers arriving.
While no victim of a gunshot wound has been discovered so far, at least one parked vehicle, and one nearby apartment were struck by stray bullets. The parked vehicle was unoccupied at the time, however, there were people inside the apartment. Fortunately, no one was injured inside the apartment, as the bullet passed through a window, and into a bedroom wall.
An exact motive for the shooting is not known at this time.
Please call the Azusa Police Department Detective Bureau at (626)812-3200, if you witnessed or have any information regarding this incident. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may click on the "Anonymous Tip" logo at the top of our website.
Safety Tip: What To Do If You See or Hear A Shooting
Your safety is paramount in the event you hear or see a shooting. Please remember the following tips to help ensure you and your family's safety:
- Immediately leave the area, if possible
- If you can't leave, seek an item to hide behind
- Stay low to the ground
- Call 911
- Try to remember as much detailed information about the shooter or shooters, their vehicles and their direction of travel
- Once the shooting is over and the scene is safe, check you and your family members for any injuries. There have been cases where people have been shot and did not realize it until hours later
Helping Children and Adults Cope With A Shooting
Witnessing a shooting can be a very traumatic experience. Although people may not sustain actual physical injuries in a shooting, the incident can take a toll on people mentally. Please click here to visit the American Psychological Association's website page regarding shootings.