LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three people are dead in two separate shootings that happened within minutes and just a mile of each other in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called out at about 8 p.m. to 11000 block of Berendo Avenue where police found three people suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard of the residence.
According to police, one man was pronounced dead on the scene. A teenage boy and another man were taken to the hospital where the teen later died.
The third victim from this shooting was in unknown condition.
About 15 minutes later, deputies responding to a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of West 105th Street found one man at the scene with at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Two women were taken to a local hospital — one with a gunshot wound and the other with severe head trauma.
According to police, the victims were found at three different homes near each other. Police also said the shooting appeared to be a domestic incident, and a family member has been detained pending further investigation.
“A neighbor told me that someone was abusing their grandmother in the house, and a neighbor heard it, came in and started shooting,” neighbor Curtis Cal told CBS2 reporter Chris Holmstrom at the scene of the shooting. “Just another day in South L.A.”
Other neighbors said the family had been fighting back and forth for at least a week and a few days ago, someone’s belongings — including a washer and dryer — were put out into the street.
No arrests have been made. Police say they are still investigating.