BALDWIN VILLAGE (CBSLA) — Two people are dead Monday in a car-to-car shooting that police say led to one pedestrian’s death and sending a bicyclist to the hospital.
Firefighters responded to the two-car crash on the 4800 block of West Rodeo Place at around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard. One person was trapped under a car, while another person suffered a gunshot wound. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, and another person was taken to the hospital.
According to Los Angeles Police, the shooting happened less than a mile away from the crash near the intersection of 30th and Ferndale streets. One of the drivers, identified as 20-year-old Harrison Kristol of Los Angeles, was shot and subsequently hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, died at the scene and his name was withheld pending family notification.
The suspect vehicle hit a bicyclist as he tried to get away.
Patrick Taylor told CBS2 News he witnessed one person getting shot.
“I actually saw two cars coming by about 15, 20 miles an hour — very slow. There was two shots, and then when it got fully in view, there was about four more shots directly into the car,” said Taylor. “I saw a youngster in the far car looking into a car that was closer to me, and I saw him clearly get shot at least two or three times I think directly to the face. He slumped over, and then he crashed his vehicle into another vehicle, and they hit a kid in the process who was jaywalking across the street. So there’s a dead kid in the street who was jaywalking, and there’s a dead kid in the car.”
Police have not confirmed this account.
A bicycle rider who was struck remains in critical condition.
One suspect remains at large. His vehicle is only described as a light-colored car.
It is not known if the shooting was gang-related.
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