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Simi Valley man arrested in Downey shooting that injured 4 people

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DOWNEY — A 37-year-old man suspected in a shooting that critically injured at least four people at a restaurant in Downey was arrested Monday.

Responding officers arrived at Mambo Grill in the 11000 block of Downey Avenue between Second and Third streets around 1:10 a.m. Saturday regarding a shooting, according to Downey Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Maria Villegas.

All the victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition, ABC7 reported.

Witnesses told investigators that Temo Gaxiola and his female companion had been escorted out of the bar earlier in the evening due to “unruly behavior,” police told ABC7.

“After leaving the location, the suspect returned a few minutes later driving southbound on Downey Avenue in a dark colored SUV,” Downey police said in a statement to ABC7. “The suspect then discharged an unknown firearm in the direction of the bar, from inside the vehicle, before speeding away southbound and out of sight.”

Gaxiola, of Simi Valley, was arrested Monday without incident and identified as a suspect, Villegas said.

The woman who was at the restaurant with Gaxiola who had been listed as a person of interest is not believed to be a suspect, Villegas said.

Anyone with additional information regarding the shooting was urged to contact Detective Bryan Chaidez at 562-904-2391 or

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