One dead, four wounded in two shootings
Two shootings in South Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon left one man dead and four people injured.
The first shooting occurred about 12:30 p.m. near 88th Street and Vermont Avenue in the Westmont neighborhood, L.A. County Sheriff ’s Deputy Ryan Rouzan said.
A man who was about 25 years old was killed and three others were wounded by gunfire, Rouzan said.
The three injured people were taken to a hospital, where at least two of them were in critical condition, L.A. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
It was unclear whether any arrests had been made, and detectives were investigating whether the shooting was connected to gang activity.
The second shooting occurred about 16 blocks away in the 2000 block of 83rd Street in the Manchester Square neighborhood.
About 1:50 p.m., a man believed to be in his 20s got out of a white Lexus and shot another man, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. The victim was conscious when taken to the hospital.
It wasn’t clear whether the shootings were related.