2 men shot in Palmdale, injuries not life threatening

Saturday afternoon, deputies with guns drawn surrounded the La Quinta Apartments in the 38000 block of 11th Street East in Palmdale. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

Late Saturday afternoon, deputies with guns drawn surrounded the La Quinta Apartments in the 38000 block of 11th Street East in Palmdale. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

PALMDALE – Several tenants were evacuated, as more than a dozen deputies, a sheriff’s helicopter and Special Enforcement Bureau members surrounded the La Quinta Apartments in Palmdale Saturday, where a gunman was believed to be hiding after shooting two people.

Hours later, the incident ended without an arrest. The victims were not being cooperative with investigators working to determine the motive and suspect wanted in connection with the shooting, according to deputy John Cereoli of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

A Sheriff's helicopter hovered overhead. (JOHN MEZA)

A Sheriff’s helicopter hovered overhead. (JOHN MEZA)

“They’re not saying much, they’re still being interviewed,” Cereoli said Saturday night.

The incident began around 3:20 p.m., Saturday at the La Quinta Apartments on 11th Street East, near Palmdale Boulevard.

“We got a lot of calls about a shooting there, and we responded. We found a couple of people there with gunshot wounds,” Cereoli said.

One man was shot in the hand, and another man was shot in the leg, Cereoli said. Both victims were in their 20s, and their injuries were not life threatening, he said.

The incident lasted about five and a half hours and ended without an arrest. (JOHN MEZA)

The incident lasted about five and a half hours and ended without an arrest. (JOHN MEZA)

“We believed there possibly was a shooter in a building; we had the building surrounded,” Cereoli said.

Tenants in the immediate area were evacuated from their apartments, as authorities made repeated commands for the shooter to exit one of the apartments.

Cereoli said authorities eventually made entry, when a relative arrived on scene with keys to the apartment.

“There was no one inside the apartment,” he said.

The whole incident lasted about five and a half hours, according to Cereoli. The shooting was possibly gang related, but detectives have not confirmed that, Cereoli said.

No further information on the victims or the suspect was made available Saturday night. The incident remains under investigation.

  15 comments for “2 men shot in Palmdale, injuries not life threatening

  1. mindyobizz
    January 28, 2014 at 2:46 am

    All that man power , big armor truck and ghetto bird in the sky and these MF couldn’t find the shooter .lol good Job to the man that put in work . Seem like they getting ready for marshal law or something . They should sue they punk ass for raiding all them homes for no reason, O yea these appt is pad program SMFH the laws we voters allow them to strip from us so they can use against us.

    • BreakinmyhouseBangBang
      January 29, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Well here it is folks,The voice of the hood.Why bother calling the law if your not going to give up the shooters,I DARE YOU PUTTING THESE GUYS LIFE ON THE LINE WHEN YOU DONT HAVE THE SACK TO TALK.Go ahead and protect these thugs,killers and gangsters that kill your kids and old folks first EVERY TIME.This is not a color race thing by a long shot,Its a THUG thing,Its a GANGSTER thing.Its a KILLER thing,Its a COWARD thing.Please don’t call the law anymore you shameful stains of humanity you deserve no help.

  2. mark
    January 27, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Why everytime someone gets shot or theres a shooting its gang related. So if its a Iran person will tht be gang rated?

  3. Michael. Comerford
    January 26, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks. To. The. Quick. RESPONCE. Of. The. Loyal. And. Devoted. Deputies. PALMDALE is. So. Lucky. To. Have. A. Great. Sheriffs. Department

    • Karla
      January 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Its time they recruit LAPD experienced officers to the Sheriffs department.

      • Eh... No.
        January 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        You’re kidding, right?

        • karla
          January 28, 2014 at 1:22 am

          LAPD has made more arrest and is more experienced do some research you’ll see for yourself.

      • avhome
        January 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        Karla, you absolutely have no clue! In one year of patrol in North County a rookie Deputy gains vast more experience than any cop in LAPD. By the time an A.V. Deputy is considered a veteran, they can handle pretty much more than most veteran LAPD with twice the service. So please crawl back in your box and watch reruns of “Southland.”

        • Karla
          January 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

          avhome, think outside of your little box for once and do some research and read on statistics arrest. Sheriff deputy’s in the AV do not face serious crimes as LAPD has due to being in a higher populated area. “SouthLand” you’ve gotta be kidding.

  4. Yogi
    January 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    If these people don’t want to tell who did it, then they should be evicted from their apartment, as they are putting innocent people in danger.

    • Lady Luck
      January 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Yogi shut the [removed]!!! U don’t kno wat tha [removed] ur talking about how bout I evict u out of of ur [removed]!!! It’s called mind ur [removed] business try it instead of running ur mouth!!!

  5. nick
    January 26, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Two people shot and they aren’t talking? I have a feeling the cops will be back there for another shooting because they want to handle things themselves. I hope not because my niece was less than a hundred yard away when the shooting took place. And I have several family members that live there. From what I heard, this incident started the day before with a fight, then they fought again and that’s when the shooting happened. Sounds like it’s an ongoing thing that isn’t over yet.

  6. Bob
    January 26, 2014 at 4:07 am


    • sickofit
      January 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

      No kidding. After 3 decades of our local and county politicians selling their souls for a buck, this is what we’ve been left to deal with after they retire and leave the statel. Most everyone I know from childhood has vacated the valley in disgust.

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