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Two people seriously wounded in South L.A. drive-by shooting

May 31, 2011 |  8:12 pm

Click here for a Times crime database. Two people were seriously wounded Tuesday evening in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles.

Gunfire broke out about 5:15 p.m. when about six suspects drove by the 1300 block of West 56th Street in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Witnesses reported hearing about eight gunshots, Officer Karen Rayner said. She said the victims were struck in the torso and taken to local hospitals.

The names and ages of the victims were not not released. The suspects were seen driving away in a Toyota Tacoma pickup, Rayner said.

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


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