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Two wounded in South L.A. shooting

May 22, 2011 | 11:45 am

Two people were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles early Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. near Vernon Avenue and Wall Street. The victims, a man and a woman, told police that the gunman drove up in a gray or silver Cadillac Escalade and shouted a gang slogan before opening fire.

The man was shot in the left elbow and the woman in the left foot. They were taken to California Hospital Medical Center and both were in good condition, said Los Angeles police Sgt. William Dougherty of the Newton Station.

No suspect has been identified. Police received reports of shots fired near Vernon and Hoover Street a short while later. No one was injured and it was unknown if the two incidents were related, Dougherty said.

-- Carla Rivera