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Wild, Wild West: SUV Occupants Brawl with Equestrians

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An incident that took place last night in the unincorporated area of Avocado Heights in the San Gabriel Valley has left the LA County Sheriff’s Department seeking help in locating suspects who were engaged in a confrontation described as a "brawl," according to LA Now.Yesterday evening at around 6:30 p.m. "two men were riding their horses in the 14000 block of Lomitas Avenue, near 4th Avenue, when they became involved in an argument with five male suspects, who were inside a red SUV." Following the argument, the two men on horseback climbed down onto the street and "were involved in a fight with the suspects," one of whom "pulled out a metal club and began attacking one of the equestrians."

Following the physical fight the 5 occupants of the SUV returned to their vehicle and drove off, during which time they saw "a woman on a horse approaching them and they dr[ove] into her." While it is unclear if the collision was intentional, the SUV drove off, making the encounter a hit-and-run, and leaving the woman and her horse with injuries.

The two men on horses were also injured and subsequently hospitalized. Now the Sheriff's Department is looking for help in determining who the 5 suspects in the SUV are, and why they engaged in an argument and brawl with the horseback riders. "Further descriptions of the suspects or the vehicle were not known. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Sheriff’s Industry Station at (626) 330-3322."