SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday searched for a shooting suspect who fatally shot a 50-year-old man during an argument on a South Los Angeles street.
Just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were sent to the area of Broadway and West Century Boulevard for reports of a shooting.
Upon their arrival, officers located a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.
“The suspect was arguing with another man and during the argument he shot the second man with a rifle,” said Lt. David Rosenthal. “The shooting took place at close quarters and the suspect fled the scene.”
It remains unclear what the two men were arguing over at the time of the shooting, Rosenthal added.
Shortly after 1 a.m., officers were sent to reports of a shooting located in the area of 101st Street and Broadway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Authorities located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg upon their arrival to the scene.
Paramedics transported the woman to a hospital. Her condition remains unknown at this time.
A preliminary investigation revealed another car pulled up next to the victim and shot her in the leg while she sat in her vehicle with others.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related as it was a targeted incident.
Officers explained the two shootings may be connected.
Anyone with information regarding either shooting incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 972-7828.
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