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LAPD investigating 2 homicides in South L.A. and Lincoln Heights

March 29, 2010 | 10:35 pm
Los Angeles police were investigating two unrelated killings Monday evening, authorities said.

The first slaying took place shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of 83rd Street in Manchester Square, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The victim was shot at least once. Since January 2007, there have been at least 125 homicides reported within two miles of the area, according to a Times database.

The second slaying occurred in Lincoln Heights about 8:45 p.m. when a man was shot as he was walking in the 2600 block of Sichel Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At least 35 homicides within two miles have been reported since January 2007, the database shows.

A bystander in the area was also hit by gunfire, taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition. No additional details were available.

Anyone with information is asked to call (877) LAPD-24-7.

-- Robert J. Lopez