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Shooting Wounds 2 At Anti-Gang Event In Wilmington

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WILMINGTON (CBS) — Authorities say gang members opened fire, wounding two people, at an anti-gang program at Wilmington Recreation Center early Thursday morning.

About 30-people were walking away from the Summer Night Lights program at 325 Neptune Avenue just after midnight when a man in a dark car opened fire on the recreation center.

A 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were wounded and taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, police said. Their conditions were not immediately reported.

The Summer Night Lights program was designed to reduce violence during the summer by keeping public parks open for gang-free activity, free food and programs.

Thursday’s shooting is the second at a Summer Night Lights event in as many weeks. A gang member was shot last Thursday by rival gang members in South Los Angeles during a Summer Night Lights event at Van Ness Park, Los Angeles police Sgt. Angela McGee said.

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