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2 dead in suspected gang-related shooting at Venice park

June 22, 2011 |  5:32 pm

Two people are now dead and a third was wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting at a normally quiet park in Venice, authorities said Wednesday afternoon. Click here for a Times database of Venice homicides

Three males were on the grassy field at Penmar Park in the 1300 block of East Lake Street shortly after 4 p.m. when multiple attackers walked up and at least one of them fired several rounds, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The shooting, police said, appears to be gang-related. 

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the park. The other two were taken to a hospital, where the second victim died a short while later, according to police.

At least 15 homicides have been reported in Venice since January 2007, according to a Times Homicide Report database.


Deadly shooting at Venice Park

-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter: @anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (Twitter: @LAJourno)

Map shows Venice homicides since 2007. Credit: Times Homicide Report

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