3 Killed, 2 Injured in Weekend Shootings in Pomona

The four seperate shootings occurred within 6 hours

By Ron Rokhy and Michelle Valles
|  Sunday, Aug 11, 2013  |  Updated 10:04 PM PDT
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Police were seeking gunmen in four shootings that left three dead and two wounded in six hours in Pomona this weekend. Michelle Valles reports from Pomona for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

Michelle Valles

Police were seeking gunmen in four shootings that left three dead and two wounded in six hours in Pomona this weekend. Michelle Valles reports from Pomona for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

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Police were seeking gunmen in four shootings that left three men dead and two wounded in six hours in Pomona this weekend, police said.

The shootings happened within 5-square miles of each other.

"I couldn't hug my son for the last time," said Sandra Skinner, the mother of one of the victims as friends and family gathered at a makeshift memorial. "Whoever did this, they need to stand up and be a man."

Gunfire was first reported at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when Jose Cerda, 45, of Pomona, was fatally shot riding his bike on Lexington Avenue, said Sgt. Steve Congalton of the Pomona Police Department.

Pomona Shootings Map

Two hours later and about a mile away, Isais Garcia Lopez, 24, of Ontario and an unnamed 18-year-old man from Pomona were walking in an ally when they were shot, officials said.

Lopez was shot multiple times, Congalton said. The other victim was also struck but was able to run away to a nearby courtyard where he was located by police.

His condition is unknown, Congalton said.

The third shooting occurred about 2 a.m. when gunshots broke out near the area of Canterbury Avenue and Oxford Plaza. Two cars were struck by bullets, and a 29-year-old Pomona man suffered a leg wound in the attack, authorities said.

Shots were again fired about 50 minutes later when Angel Bravo, 29, of Pomona was standing outside his car parked near a store on Benedict Way when another vehicle pulled up next to him and opened fire. Bravo was shot multiple times and died, Congalton said.

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