Gunman Kills Man, Injures 2 Others At South LA Park

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded when a gunman on a bicycle opened fire on a crowded South Los Angeles park.

Police said a bystander flagged down patrol officers after shots rang out at about 4:30 p.m. at Algin Sutton Park and dozens were sent scrambling for cover. The park is located at 8800 Hoover Street.

Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner said a man in his early 20s was shot in the head and died.

A 17-year-old girl was in serious condition and a 19-year-old man was in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Authorities said the suspect took off on foot before being chased down and arrested by police.

Police say the shooting was believed to be gang related.

The suspect was being questioned about the shooting but hasn’t been booked yet.

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