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Gunman sought after shooting six people outside Rosemead bar [Update]

October 2, 2009 |  7:52 am

A search is underway for a gunman who shot and wounded six people outside a Rosemead bar, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said today.

Deputies were dispatched about 1:30 a.m. to Garvey and Muscatel avenues where they found six gunshot victims outside of the Casa Latina bar, said Sgt. Tri Hoang.  The unidentified victims included males and females and their injuries varied from minor to serious, he said.

“The victims are being treated at various hospitals in the area,” Hoang said. “At this time we have no report of any fatalities.” [For the record: An earlier version of this post misspelled Sgt. Tri Hoang's last name as Hang.]

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said paramedics transported five people to hospitals and one was taken by a private vehicle. Their conditions were not immediately available. 

At least two of the victims were taken to trauma centers, fire officials said.

Authorities are not sure what triggered the shooting. The investigation is ongoing, Hang said.

-- Ruben Vives