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Man Dead, Woman Critical In Apparent Gang Shooting

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The gunman who fatally shot a 29-year- old man and left his 34-year-old female companion hospitalized in critical condition was at large Monday.

The shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. Sunday at 105th and Juniper streets.

Police theorize the shootings were gang related.

The victims were seated inside a full-sized sedan parked in the 2200 block of East 105th Street — the man in the front passenger seat and the woman in the driver’s seat — when the assailant walked up and fired multiple rounds inside the car, Officer Gregory Baek said.

Arriving officers found the man dead inside the car. The survivor was hospitalized in critical condition, according to the LAPD.

Authorities withheld the man’s name pending notification of his next-of- kin, said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner’s office.

The LAPD asked anyone with information on the shooting to call Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detectives Joe Kirby or Scott Teubert at (213) 485-4341. Tipsters can also call (877) LAPD-24-7 or (800) 222-8477. All tips can be made anonymously.

 (©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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