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Two men killed, 1 injured in Pomona shooting

Two men were killed and a third wounded in a shooting late Saturday night at a Pomona triplex.

The shooting occurred just after 10:50 p.m. in the 700 block of East Columbia Avenue, a Los Angeles County fire dispatcher said. Two men were found dead at the scene and a third found shot nearby.

The Pomona Police Department on Sunday said the department would  not comment until Monday morning.

Greg Estel, the owner of the triplex, said he heard about the shootings Saturday night when he got a call from two law students living in another unit who said that a bullet had come through a window and landed in a box of  cereal.

"It missed them by 6 inches," Estel said. "Then they look out the front door and saw a guy dead on the porch."

Estel said the victims were visiting a tenant in the triplex. He did not know what caused the shooting.

"I think the only guy that really knows is the guy in the hospital," Estel said of the victim who was wounded.

The county dispatcher confirmed paramedics also responded to a hit-and-run six minutes after the shooting and less than two miles away.

Few details were available about the second incident, which was reported about 10:56 p.m. near Mission Boulevard and Park Avenue. At least one victim was taken to an area hospital.


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