Two Shot, Including a 2-Year-Old, in Downey, Authorities Report

The gunfire erupted around 4:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of Telegraph Road near Paramount Boulevard

A 2-year-old girl and her 20-year-old father were injured Friday by what authorities believe was a gang-related shooting in Downey, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said.

The man was shot multiple times and listed in critical condition; his daughter -- who was shot once in the back -- was listed in stable condition late Friday, said Lt. Dean Milligan with Downey Police. Neither victim has been identified.

The gunfire erupted around 4:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of Telegraph Road near Paramount Boulevard, said Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Pico Rivera sheriff's station, which initially responded to the scene.

An argument broke out in front of the home before the shots were fired, Milligan said. Police believe the 20-year-old victim was involved in the argument when at least one of the suspects brandished a handgun and shot him multiple times.

One suspect was detained, police said. At least three suspects, who fled on foot, remain at large.

Sheriff's deputies assisted Downey police in closing off the area just before 5:30 p.m., police said.

NBC4's Angie Crouch contributed to this story.


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Correction: Initial reports identified one victim as a 3-year-old girl. Police later said the girl is 2 years old. The article has been corrected to reflect this update.

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