Shootings in South Los Angeles Area Leave Two Dead, Two Hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man and woman were hospitalized this morning with wounds suffered in separate shootings in South Los Angeles that left two men dead.

The first shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Hoover and 58th streets, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. Two male suspects drove up alongside the victim and fired multiple rounds at him in his car before fleeing, Lopez said, adding the victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Officers said they believe the shooting was gang-related.

The second shooting in the area occurred at 2:53 p.m. near 111th Street and Western Avenue and left one man dead and a second hospitalized with stable vital signs, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau.

Deputies responded to the location and found one of the victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was located nearby suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body and taken to a hospital, Crowder said.

The last shooting occurred about 4:35 p.m. in the 4300 block of La Salle Avenue, between Normandie and Western avenues and Vernon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to Lopez.

A woman was shot while standing with a man, who police think may have been the intended target.

She is recovering at a hospital and her vital signs were reported to be stable. The incident does not appear to have been gang-related, Lopez said.

No suspects were in custody. Descriptions of the shooters were not immediately released.

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