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Drive-by shooting in East L.A. leaves one dead, one injured

September 18, 2010 |  3:31 pm

A 25-year-old man was killed and a 20-year-old man injured early Saturday after someone drove by and fired into their parked vehicle in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired, and later, victims down, about 12:50 a.m. in the 4800 block of Union Pacific Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The 25-year-old was dead at the scene. The second victim was transported to a hospital and is expected to recover.

Witnesses saw a dark-colored sedan driving east on Union Pacific after the shooting.

"The motive for the murder is still under investigation, but it's likely to be gang-related,"  Lt. Pat Nelson said.

Authorities have not identified the man who died pending notification of his family.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

--Tony Barboza