Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man wanted in connection with the deaths of two men after an apparently gang-related quarrel turned violent, authorities said Monday.
Carlos Cordova Martinez, 23, of Santa Fe Springs, and Santos Edward Salas, 41, of Norwalk, were shot and killed about 10:30 Sunday night as they drove in Norwalk, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy John McBride.
The two men had stopped outside a house on Thistle Avenue and gotten into an argument with a man armed with a handgun, McBride said.
The two men then began driving away from the location, but the suspect ran alongside their car and fired several shots from the handgun, striking both men, he said.
Martinez died at the scene, McBride said. Salas was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Deputies found no weapons in the victims' car, and it appears they were unarmed, he said. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, he said.