Man slain, 2 females wounded in South L.A. park shooting
One person died and two others were wounded Monday when an attacker on a bike pulled out a handgun and opened fire at a crowded park in South Los Angeles, police said.
The shooting at Algin Sutton Park at 88th and South Hoover streets about 4:30 p.m. sent dozens of children and adults scrambling for cover as the attacker fired multiple rounds, said Deputy Chief Pat Gannon of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A bystander flagged down LAPD patrol officers and alerted them that the attacker had ditched his bike and taken off running, police said. A foot pursuit followed, and officers detained a suspect.
The man who died was struck in the head, police said. He was in his mid 20s. The two other victims were a 17-year-old girl shot in the back and a 19-year-old woman shot in the leg, the LAPD said.
Homicide detectives were dispatched to the park. Monday evening, an abandoned pushcart left by a street vendor marked the shooting scene.
Since January 2007, at least 226 homicides have been reported within two miles of Monday's deadly shooting, according to a Times Homicide Report database.
Map shows homicides reported in the area since January 2007. Credit: Times’ Homicide Report