South Pasadena police are asking for the public’s help with an early morning shooting that resulted in no injuries but left two bullet holes in the passenger side of the targeted car.

“We have no leads at this time,” South Pasadena Police Sgt. Shannon Robledo said Tuesday afternoon. “We could use the public’s help.”

The alleged victim told police he was stopped for a red light heading  southbound on Fremont Avenue at Alhambra Road at around 3 a.m. Monday when the shooting occurred. Police declined to release the name of the adult male victim. There was no report of injuries connected to the shooting.

The victim was stopped behind a “non-descript white van” when the suspect – described to police as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40 wearing a gray or black t-shirt and black pants – exited the driver’s side of the van and pointed a black hand gun at the 22-year-old driver of the car, according to Robledo.

“Fearing for his life, the victim fled the as the suspect fired two times, striking the passenger side of the car,” Robledo said in a written statement.

South Pasadena police received a 911 call of “gunshot(s) in the area and responded to the scene. A search involving officers from the San Marino Police Department and the Alhambra Police Department assisted South Pasadena police in searching the area for the suspect or evidence to no avail, Robledo said. South Pasadena is handling the investigation. Police examined the victim’s car and discovered the two bullet holes in the passenger side of the car.

Robledo also said the shooting at this time does not appear to be related to road rage and could be random. The public is not in any danger as a result of this incident, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Pasadena Police Department at (626) 403-7270.

Steve Whitmore
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Steve Whitmore is the assistant editor for the San Marino Tribune and the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.

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