2 shot in apparent assault-rifle attack in Cypress Park
Two people were shot Wednesday, reportedly with an assault rifle, several blocks from a middle school in Cypress Park, authorities said.
The shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. at San Fernando Road near Loosmore Street. The assailants apparently fled in a white Chevrolet Astro van.
The conditions of the two victims -- an adult shot in the leg and a youth shot in the chest -- were not not immediately available, and their ages were not released.
Police were looking into reports that an AK-47 was used in the attack.
An official at Washington Irving Middle School said the shooting occurred several blocks from the school and that the campus was not on lockdown.
-- Andrew Blankstein and Angel Jennings
Graphic: Map shows the approximate location of the shooting in black and recent crime reports in brown and red.
Credit: Los Angeles Times