2 Dead, Suspect In Custody Following Gang-Related Shooting

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A gang-related shooting in the Lafayette Square area of Los Angeles Wednesday left two people dead and one suspect in custody, police said.

Paramedics sent to 15th Street and Sixth Avenue about 12:15 p.m. transported two people to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner said the suspect, an 18-year-old man, was taken into custody at a home within a perimeter set up after the street shooting.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the dead or the suspect.

(©2012 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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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