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Police investigate two shootings, one fatal, in South Los Angeles

March 26, 2011 |  5:32 pm

Police were investigating two unrelated shootings in South Los Angeles on Saturday, one of them fatal.

The first occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at 106th Street and Wadsworth Avenue. A 35-year-old man driving near the intersection was shot and his car then crashed against the curb, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Gregory Baek said.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. His name was not released, pending notification of next of kin. Baek said detectives had no information on how or why the shooting occurred.

About five hours later, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg near the corner of Vermont Avenue and 46th Street. He was taken to a local hospital, where was listed in stable condition late Saturday, said LAPD Lt. Aaron McCraney, 77th Street Division watch commander.

The victim was uncooperative with investigators, McCraney said. “It’s probably gang-related,” said McCraney, though “we have no information, no witnesses and no information as to how it occurred.”

Anyone wishing to report information anonymously may call (213) 485-4161.

-- Sam Quinones