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Two shootings in South L.A. leave one dead, one wounded

August 7, 2012 |  8:20 am

 Approximate location of incidents shown in red.

Investigators were searching Tuesday for suspects in two shootings -– one of them fatal -- that occurred within the same hour on Normandie Avenue in South Los Angeles.

The first shooting occurred at around 8 p.m. at the corner of Florence Avenue and Normandie, where a man was shot three times in the back while entering a liquor store, said Sgt. Eric Martin of the LAPD’s 77th Division Station. The victim, whose name and age were not available, was taken to California Hospital Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The suspect may have fled the scene in a blue Chrysler 300, Martin said.

A second shooting took place a few minutes later about six blocks south, in the 7800 block of Normandie. In that case, a man in his 30s was walking in front of an apartment building when a suspect approached in a tan-colored car, possibly a '90s Buick, and opened fire, authorities said.

“He tried to run and then realized he was struck on the right hip and left thigh,” Martin said.

Police do not believe the two shootings were related. The victim in the second shooting was taken to California Hospital Medical Center and was in stable condition.


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