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One killed, two wounded in South L.A. shootings

February 18, 2009 | 11:59 am

One man was killed and two others were wounded this morning in separate shootings in South Los Angeles.

In the first, at 9:15 a.m. at Denker Avenue and 35th Street, an unidentified man in a silver Toyota Camry opened fire on two victims on the street, critically wounding one of them. LAPD officials said the shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Fifteen minutes later, in a separate incident, a man in his 20s was killed by one or two men who walked up to his car and shot him, Los Angeles police said.

The shooting was reported at 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Stanford Avenue and 32nd Street, said LAPD spokeswoman Sara Faden. The victim, who was not immediately identified but described as a Latino in his 20s, was in his vehicle and had stopped at an intersection when the man or men approached and opened fire, Faden said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Andrew Blankstein