Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

3 people wounded in shootings in South L.A., Sun Valley

August 17, 2011 | 10:03 pm

Click here for a Times crime database. Three people were wounded, at least one critically, in two separate shootings Wednesday night in Los Angeles, police said.

In Sun Valley, at least one attacker opened fire on a man and woman shortly after 6:30 p.m. near Webb Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The woman, 25, was in critical condition, and the man, 22, was in stable condition, Officer Gregory Baek said. The names of the victims were not released.

LAPD patrol units were at the scene as officers searched for suspects.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the LAPD received reports of shots fired in South Los Angeles near 79th and Figueroa streets in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood. At least one one person was wounded and taken to a hospital, police said.

Investigators were responding to that incident. No other details were immediately available.


Kayak of missing man found off Laguna Beach

Capybara sighting: Officials may set traps for giant rodents

Westside county supervisor's district would be carved up by Latino plan

-- Robert J. Lopez


Map: Recent crimes in the area near the Sun Valley shooting.

Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.