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Shooter Gets Shot in Valley Incident

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On Sunday at 12:55 a.m., a pair of young men, Rosalio DeLa Rosa, 22, and one underage 17-year-old teen, engaged in an argument with another man, Anthony DeLa Cruz, outside a Valley market near Parthenia and Woodley. DeLa Cruz left in his car and the two others followed, eventually using their vehicle to stop DeLa Cruz after flashing a gun while driving, reports the Daily News:

As DeLa Rosa got out of his vehicle he pointed a gun at DeLa Cruz. DeLa Cruz, in fear for his life, fired his own gun at DeLa Rosa, striking him once and causing him and the gun to fall to the ground. The juvenile then picked up the gun and fired the weapon at DeLa Cruz, but it misfired. DeLa Cruz fired at the minor, striking him once in the torso... DeLa Cruz fled the location and flagged down police. He was arrested.

DeLa Rosa was pronounced dead at the hospital and minor was treated for his injury and also booked for murder with no bail. DeLa Cruz was booked for manslaughter with $100,000 bail.

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