SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Authorities are searching for two suspects in a shooting outside a liquor store in South Los Angeles Thursday evening that left two men dead and a third man injured.
The shooting occurred before 6 p.m. near Eddie’s Market in the 10800 block of South Western Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports.
Sheriff’s detectives said two men parked a car in the alley of Eddie’s Jr. Market Liquor, got out and opened fire. They appeared to be targeting at least four men who were in the area of a black-colored pickup truck.
A man sitting in the driver’s seat of the truck and a second man standing behind it were killed. A third man was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. The fourth man escaped unharmed. No names were released.
A witness who did not want to be named told KLCA9 he heard several gunshots.
“My music was loud, and I thought someone was shooting at my car, so I turned the music down,” he said. “I remember the gunman in all black. I’d seen the gunman.”
No suspects were in custody and a motive for the shooting was not immediately confirmed.
“It’s critical that folks that live here, or were nearby here or at the market, that saw something, heard something, it’s critical that we get a chance to hear from them,” Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating.