A man was found shot in Pasadena late Monday following what he told police was a robbery, but investigators were looking into the possibility the shooting was connected to an incident in which a resident shot a home intruder in the neighboring city of San Gabriel a short time earlier, authorities said.
A 26-year-old Alhambra man called police about 8 p.m. and reported he had been shot during a robbery in the 700 block of South Euclid Avenue, according to Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema.
He had been shot in the leg, the lieutenant said. Working through a Mandarin translator, the wounded man told police he was shot and robbed of his wallet by two masked men.
But police found no evidence of a shooting or robbery in the neighborhood.
Around the same time, police in San Gabriel notified neighboring law enforcement agencies of a suspect on the loose who had just been shot by a resident during a home break-in, Hettema said.
Detectives were looking into the possibility the man who turned up wounded in Pasadena was the suspect from the San Gabriel burglary.
Further details regarding the incident in San Gabriel were not available Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information can reach the San Gabriel Police Department at 626-308-2828. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.