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Three teens hurt, one critically, in apparent drive-by shooting

A teenage boy was in critical condition Sunday and two others were injured after what appeared to be a drive-by shooting in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 53rd and Figueroa Streets, said Lt. Julie Patton, of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims included two 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old. One was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, while the others were taken to California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles.

No other information was given.


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