SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Two men were shot dead in separate shootings in South Los Angeles overnight Tuesday.

The first shooting occurred at 11:51 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Florence and Van Ness avenues. According to Los Angeles police, officers responded to find a man dead at the scene.

At the scene of the shooting at Florence and Van Ness avenues. (CBS2)

Family members of the victim were on scene to identify him. A woman told CBS2 the victim was her 28-year-old brother.

There were witness reports of an argument prior to the killing, police said.

The second shooting occurred about five miles away, at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Denver Avenue and West 120th Street in the Harbor Gateway area. LAPD officers responded to a report of gunshots to find a man dead from gunshot wounds.

The circumstances leading up to the shootings and the names of the victims were not released. No suspects have been arrested in either case. It’s unclear if the shootings are gang-related.


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