Capping Violent Weekend in the City, Man Killed Sunday Night in Pomona, Police Say

A 38-year-old man was shot to death in Pomona, police said.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. Sunday outside an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Las Vegas Avenue, said Pomona police Sgt. Patrick O'Malley.

Pomona police responded to several calls of shots heard, then a caller advised there was a shooting victim, O'Malley said.

"Responding officers located the victim near the sidewalk of the location," he said. The victim died in an ambulance en route to a hospital.

Police identified the victim as 38-year-old Tory Alexander Lawton of Pomona.

"The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was hanging out in the carports of the indicated apartment complex. An unknown suspect [or suspects] shot the victim numerous times and fled the location," O'Malley said.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, he said.

The shooting comes barely 24 hours after two women and three men at a park in Pomona were shot and wounded by a gunman in a vehicle. That shooting, believed to be gang-related, happened about 7:55 p.m. Saturday at Palomares Park, 499 E. Arrow Highway, according to a statement from the Pomona Police Department.

Officers dispatched to the scene were notified that the shooting victims -- who range in age from 31 to 56 -- took themselves by personal vehicles to Pomona Valley Medical Center, where all were listed in stable condition, police said.

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