Bellflower Shooting Kills One, Leaves Two in Critical Condition

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BELLFLOWER (CNS) - Three people were shot in Bellflower -- one fatally -- and today Los Angeles County Sheriffs' Department homicide detectives are searching for a male suspect they say fled the scene wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

Deputies were called at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday to a store in the 17100 block of Bellflower Boulevard north of the Artesia (91) Freeway, where they found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

Detectives say they learned during the course of their investigation the suspect entered the store and shot the victims.

A male victim in his early 30s was shot in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims, a woman in her late 20s and another in her early 30s, were both shot in the leg and were taken to a hospital where they were listed in critical but stable condition, Meza said.

The exact motive is unknown at this time and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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