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Gunmen sought in Watts shooting; 1 killed, 3 wounded [Updated]

Map shows location of Sunday's shooting, which killed one and injured three others, as well as nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details on the Homicide Report. L.A. police were searching Monday for two men who shot and wounded four people in Watts.

Police said the victims were standing on the street in the 9500 block of Holmes Avenue about 10 p.m. Sunday when a green Honda Accord approached them. Two men got out of the car and came toward the group, and one of the men opened fire with a rifle, said Deon Joseph, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims, three men and a woman, were taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The 25-year-old woman was shot in her body and legs, but her condition was unknown, Joseph said. He did not know the condition of the other victims.

Police said they did not know the motive behind the shootings.

[Update at 10:50 a.m.: Ronald Reeves, 42, was shot and killed in the incident, according to coroner’s records released Monday.

Since 2007, at least 42 people have been killed in homicides within a mile of the location of Sunday's incident, according to data collected for The Times interactive Homicide Report.]

-- Kate Linthicum

Image: Map shows location of Sunday's shooting, as well as nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details on the Homicide Report.

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Little boys failing to be men!

It's so terrible how these cowardly low-life thugs could keep preying on innocent people; This is the very reason why these communities should work with, and interact more with their local Police dept to get these cowards off our streets, because they will keep hunting the innocent to feed their sick need to kill. If you have any info that could help these families you could call or text the LAPD.

**Tipsters simply send an SMS text message to the short-code “CRIME” (274637) with the body of the text message starting off with the word “LAPD.” TIPSOFT receives the text message, anonymizes the message, and then sends the tip to the LAPD. Users are assigned reference numbers sent back to them as a text message to confirm receipt of the tip. The LAPD can follow up on tips or issue rewards by sending messages to a tipster’s reference number.


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