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Gunmen Kill 2 In Car At Stop Sign

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are looking for gunmen who fired into a car as it halted for a stop sign in south Los Angeles County, killing two men and injuring a third.

The shootings were reported at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of West 104th Street, near South Vermont Avenue and the border with Los Angeles, according to deputies at the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Deputy Mark Pope says the three victims had stopped to admire a house under construction Wednesday evening when they noticed two other men watching them and decided to drive away.

When they stopped for the stop sign, a vehicle drove up behind them. A man got out of that vehicle and fired several rounds into the victims’ car.

Pope says the man in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene and the rear passenger died at a hospital. The driver suffered a non-life threatening wound after being grazed by a bullet.

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