Editor’s note: The La Habra Police Department released the following news announcement on April 20, 2019.
On Friday, April 19th, 2019, at approximately 10:53 p.m., the La Habra Police Department responded to the 2000 block of West Lambert Rd. after receiving multiple phone calls reporting gunshots heard in the area. The location of the incident was determined to be at the El Rinconcito Bar, 2061 W. Lambert Rd.
Officers arrived at the location and discovered an adult male suffering from two, non-life-threatening, gunshot wounds. A second male adult victim was also suffering from two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the location and provided medical treatment. Both male victims were transported to a local area hospital in stable condition.
La Habra Police Detectives are conducting an investigation into the incident. The preliminary investigation has led Detectives to believe the shooting may be gang-related. If any witnesses have information to provide, they can do so by contacting Detective Rodriguez or Detective Sanchez at (562) 383-4300.
Those wishing to provide information anonymously may do so via Tip 411 by typing “LHPD” plus their tip information on their cell phone or PDA and texting it to “TIP411” (847411). The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking the identity of the sender from the police. The police have no way of determining the sender’s identity. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling the Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or by accessing their website at www.crimestoppers.org.