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Five shot, two arrested in Hollywood shootings

November 1, 2010 |  7:34 am


Five people were injured early Monday morning in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and North Cahuenga Boulevard in two separate shootings within two hours of each other.

Two people were arrested in connection with the shootings, and investigators were trying to determine if the incidents were related, said Officer Sara Faden, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman.

In the first shooting, a man was shot in the back and stomach at 1:25 a.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition, Faden said.

One person was detained and was in the process of being booked in connection with the shooting, Faden said.

Four men were shot in a 2:57 a.m. shooting. They were all taken to a hospital and were in stable condition. A suspect was detained in the shooting and was being booked, Faden said.

Crime in Hollywood over the last six months (more at Crime L.A.):

Violent crimes (401)
Property crimes (1,422)

-- Stephen Ceasar

Photo: On Monday morning, LAPD investigators were at the scene of one of the shootings in the Hollywood Boulevard-North Cahuenga Boulevard area. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times