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Father, son suspects in California shooting death

Police arrested a father and a son on suspicion of fatally shooting a man during a fight in Santa Fe Springs on Sunday night, May 22.

A second son suspected of attacking another man was also taken into custody.

The coroner’s office had not yet identified the dead man but Whittier police Chief Aviv Bar described him as a 25-year-old Santa Fe Springs resident.

The shooting happened on property with two homes in the 10100 block of Painter Avenue shortly before 7 pm The shooting victim was found in front of one of the homes.

An argument broke out between the residents of the homes, the chief said, adding police didn’t yet know what ignited the disagreement.

Someone produced a gun and shot the 25-year-old, Bar said.

A second victim, a 32-year-old man, suffered a head injury and was hospitalized, Bar said. He was either kicked or punched.

Witnesses told arriving police that people ran back to one house. Police closed off the area.

“(We) methodically called people out of the home one by one,” the chief said.

Officers booked Mario Magana Cruz, 48, and Mario Enrique Magana Sanchez, 21, on suspicion of murder and Alexis Magana Sanchez, 24, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. They were in custody.

Bail was $2 million for Mario Magana Cruz and Mario Magana Sanchez, and $30,000 for Alexis Magana Sanchez.

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