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Deputies seek public’s help in solving Carson shotgun attacks

April 28, 2012 | 10:54 am
Image: Map shows where shooter first began injuring people in Carson. Source: Google Maps

A shotgun-wielding attacker is peppering cars and in one case a pedestrian with birdshot in Carson and adjoining unincorporated areas, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies warned Saturday.

Five shootings took place between April 18 and Thursday, a sheriff’s spokesman said. In the first incident, a 27-year-old woman was hit in the arm with birdshot pellets as she walked at about 2:15 p.m. in a commercial area in the 21300 block of Main Street.

In other incidents, victims’ cars were pelted by birdshot as they drove.

On Monday, a car driven by a woman about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Normandie Avenue and Torrance Boulevard in an unincorporated area of Torrance was hit by pellets.

A car driven by a male was struck by a by the BB-sized pellets about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Figueroa Street and Lomita Boulevard in Carson.

The fourth incident, which is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, occurred Tuesday at 8 p.m. on the 110 Freeway near the Carson Street exit.

The CHP is also investigating the fifth incident, which also occurred on Thursday, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on the 110 Freeway near Torrance Boulevard, according to the sheriff’s department.

Investigators said the same shotgun was used in each incident, so they believe the shootings may have been committed by the same person.

There is no suspect description available at this time and there is no motive for the shootings, said deputies. Anyone with information is asked to call (310) 830-1123.

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Image: Map shows location where a woman was struck by birdshot pellets April 18 in Carson. Source: Google Maps

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