LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Authorities said three people were shot Monday evening in South Los Angeles.
One of the victims is reportedly a young girl, officials said. The girl’s age was not disclosed but described as younger than a teenager.
The shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. at West 105th Street and Denker Avenue, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Sumi.
Besides the young girl, the victims were described as two adult males.
It was unclear if the victims were in a vehicle, an Infiniti, riding or getting into the vehicle at the time of the shooting.
The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment of their wounds. Sumi said two were in surgery as of 8 p.m.
A motive for the shootings was not established.
Reporting from the scene, KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo said all victims were alive when transported to the hospital. Their conditions were not known as of 10 p.m.
Witnesses told her they heard the shots going off.
“I was listening to fire works, and watching the explosions in the air,” said neighbor Lawrence Alston, “and all of a sudden, I heard gunshots that were distinctively gunshots. And so I figured someone was outside foolishly firing up into the air. So I didn’t really pay any attention to it until I saw the flashing [police] lights.”
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call the Los Angeles sheriff’s station at (323) 820-6700