Los Angeles Times

Four people shot in downtown L.A., one critically; police seek two suspects


Police are continuing to search for two people who shot four others in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday, according to authoritie­s.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting about 9:35 p.m. in the area of 7th and Spring streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Four people — three men and one woman — were found with gunshot wounds, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison. Three of them were taken to hospitals and the fourth was treated at the scene.

As of Friday morning, two were listed as stable and one was in critical condition, authoritie­s said.

No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Initial reports said that four or five male suspects ran from the area, but Madison said only two males are believed to have been involved. He didn’t have any further details on their descriptio­ns or ages.

“Two suspects were responsibl­e supposedly for this,” Madison said. “A lot of times when things happen, everybody starts running. Once police get there, they can narrow it down a bit.”

Video from OnScene.TV showed Los Angeles Fire Department personnel loading at least one man and one woman into ambulances. The shooting appears to have taken place near a smoke shop in the 100 block of West 7th.

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