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Teen fatally shot, two injured while watching fireworks in South L.A.

July 5, 2012 |  6:30 am

Authorities were investigating a shooting that killed a teenage girl and injured two others in unincorporated Los Angeles
Authorities today were investigating a shooting that killed a teenage girl and injured two others late Wednesday night in unincorporated South Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported in the Westmont area, at 97th Street and Normandie Avenue, just before 10:20 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. The three victims -- a 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man -- were with a group of people when two men walked up and opened fire, authorities said.

The victims were taken to an area hospital, where the 14-year-old girl later died, authorities said. The other girl and the man remain in the hospital but their conditions were not known.

Details of the incident were still developing, but KTLA reported that the group was watching fireworks when the shooting happened.

A detailed description of the suspects was not available, and authorities said the motive of the shooting was still not known. They ask anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (323) 890-5500.


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Photo: Deputies respond Wednesday night to a shooting in unincorporated South Los Angeles that left one girl dead and sent another girl and a man to an area hospital. Credit: KTLA