Man shot at Firestone and La Reina

DOWNEY -- Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a man was shot at a busy Downey intersection late Friday night.

The victim was stopped at the corner of Firestone Boulevard and La Reina Avenue at about 10:57 p.m. when a four-door compact vehicle pulled alongside and stopped, police said.

The shooter exited the front passenger side of the vehicle and began shooting at the victim, striking him at least once. The shooter then got back in his vehicle and fled.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene before transporting him to St. Francis Medical Center. His condition was not released.

The shooter is described as a male Hispanic, early 30’s, 160–170 lbs., with a goatee, tattoos on his arms, wearing a necklace, dark-colored baseball hat, white sleeveless shirt, and blue jeans.

The suspect driver was described as a male Hispanic, 50’s, with tattoos on his arms, and wearing a dark-colored baseball hat and white sleeveless shirt. 

Both suspects fled in a four-door compact car, possibly a 1990's model blue or green Honda or Toyota.

"The location where the shooting occurred is a very busy intersection.  We believe others may have witnessed the shooting," authorities said in a statement. "We are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308, or the lead investigator, Detective Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2368."

Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling (800) 222-TIPS or by texting the letters TIPLA, plus the tip, to 274637.