A Carson family disturbance erupted in gunfire Thursday morning, leaving two people hospitalized with serious wounds and a 19-year-old in custody.
Sheriff's deputies were sent to a home in the 19300 block of Coslin Avenue at 5:34 a.m. Thursday on a call of a family-related dispute. When they arrived they were told the suspect, whose name has not yet been released, had fled the location, said Sgt. Brian Stover.
"While we were out searching the area for the suspect deputies heard gunshots coming from the residence," Stover said.
Lt. Arthur Escamillas said four people were inside the home, including the suspect's 17-year-old girlfriend.
Authorities said the first victim shot was a 65-year- old man, who is related to the teen girl. After he was shot in the torso, the girl and two other women in the home rushed the suspect and tackled him, wrestling him to the ground.
It was during that struggle that the girl was shot in the buttocks, Escamillas said.
Patrolling deputies rushed back to the house, where they found the male victim, the girl and the two women.
"The female victim and (two other women) had subdued and dragged the suspect outside" and held him for deputies, Escamillas said.
While the girl underwent surgery early Thursday and was believed to be in good condition, the male victim was listed in critical but stable condition Thanksgiving night, Escamillas said.
No one else was injured, he added.