LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   Authorities said a  man and woman were wounded by gunfire in South Los Angeles Saturday evening.

The shooting was reported about 8:40 p.m. in the 6400 block of Hoover Street, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.

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The victims, who are both between 50 and 60 years old, were described by police as homeless crack addicts.

“They got into a confrontation with an unknown person who fired numerous rounds at them,” Alaniz said.

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The woman was struck in the buttocks and the man in an arm, he said.

The victims were taken to California Hospital Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Alaniz described the victims as “basehead, crack-smoking” homeless people.

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