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Two men wounded in Cypress Park shooting

March 16, 2011 |  6:27 pm

A drive-by shooting in Cypress Park on Wednesday left two men with gunshot wounds in their legs, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 5:12 p.m. near Cypress Avenue and Figueroa Street and involved “two unknown suspects who drove by and fired multiple rounds,” Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. “There were two victims, each sustained gunshot wounds in the legs. Both are in stable condition.”

“It is unknown whether the incident was gang-related,” she said.

Among more than 200 neighborhoods patrolled by the LAPD or Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Cypress Park ranks 38th highest for the rate of violent crimes per 10,000 residents, according to crime reports collected by the Times' interactive crime mapping database, Crime L.A.


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