LAKEWOOD — A man was wounded in Lakewood today in a car-to-car shooting near the site of a home invasion robbery a few minutes earlier, authorities said.

The home invasion robbery occurred at 12:30 a.m. in the 11600 block of 206 th Street, said Lt. Eric Lindblom of the sheriff's Lakewood Station. Three men with guns entered a home through an unlocked door and took wallets and cellphones, he said.

"They fled in a black two-door Honda Civic," he said.

A few minutes later and just blocks away, two people in a parked car in the 20500 block of Alburtis Avenue were fired on by someone in a small black vehicle with three men inside, Lindblom said.

A man in his 20s with no gang ties was transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for surgery, Lindblom said. He was in stable condition, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The suspects in both incidents were described as male Hispanics, deputies said.

The two crimes "are either related or a heck of a coincidence," said Lindblom.

Staff Writer Eric Bradley contributed to this report.


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