A Monrovia man was shot in the shoulder Thursday while he stood on his front porch and police have been unable to identify any suspects in the attack, an investigator said Monday.
The man and a female family member were on their front porch in the 300 block of West Central Avenue when two assailants approached and one opened fire, Monrovia Police Lt. Michael Lee said.
"They were leaning against their front porch scratching their lottery tickets" when the two men approached, Lee said. "[The victim] did not see the gun, he only saw muzzle flashes."
Lee said the victim and witness did not get a good look at the shooter and his accomplice. Other witnesses said they heard at least four shots, but police did not recover any bullet casings, Lee said.
"We don't have any decent description of the suspects," he said. "We have some witnesses who heard shots but didn't see anything."
The victim was transported to the hospital with a flesh wound to the shoulder, Lee said. He was released the same day.
Lee said the victim was not affiliated with any gangs and was not engaged in any known drug activity. However, the circumstances around the shooting remain suspicious, he said.
"Out of nowhere two silhouettes fire two rounds at him?,"Lee said. "I think there could be more to the story."