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Man shot to death in El Monte in apparent road rage incident

Shooting in El Monte
Map shows approximate location of a fatal El Monte shooting.
(Los Angeles Times)

A 23-year-old man was shot to death Saturday night in El Monte during what authorities believe was a road rage incident.

The victim, a passenger in a truck, began to argue with a person in another vehicle near the intersection of Cogswell Road and Klingerman Street around 7 p.m., said Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The gunman shot the victim in the upper torso when the argument escalated and left the scene in a dark-colored SUV with at least one other man in the car with him.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is not being released because authorities are still trying to notify his relatives. No one else was injured.

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Detectives have found no evidence that the incident involved gangs, but “it hasn’t been ruled out,” said L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Barraza.

frank.shyong@latimes.com

Twitter: @frankshyong

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