Arrest made in case of shooting at a bar in California that injured 4 people


A 37-year-old Simi Valley man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a Downey bar that left four people injured, authorities announced Monday.

According to the Downey Police Department, the shooting happened shortly before 1:20 a.m. at Mambo’s Grill, located in the 11000 block of Downey Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found four victims – three men and one woman – suffering from gunshot wounds. They were each taken to area hospitals in critical condition.


The men were later reported to be in stable condition, but the woman was fighting for her life, officials said.

Police said the suspects were last seen fleeing the area in an unknown colored vehicle.

Temo Gaxiola, 37, of Simi Valley, was arrested on Sept. 25 in connection with the Sept. 23, 2023, shooting at Mambo Grill in Downey that injured four people. (Downey PD)

On Monday, officers identified Temo Gaxiola and arrested him in connection with the shooting, Downey PD said in an updated news release.

Officials also said there is still a female person of interest who has been identified but is not being considered a suspect at this time.

Police in Downey call a woman a “person of interest” who is not considered a suspect in the Sept. 23, 2023 shooting. (Downey PD)

So far, authorities have not released a motive for the shooting, nor have they provided any updates on the conditions of the four victims.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Chadez at 562-904-2391. Anonymous tips can be submitted through LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at LA Crime Stoppers.


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