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Police probe Halloween shootings in Hollywood, Pacoima

November 1, 2012 |  7:43 am

Los Angeles police were continuing their investigations Thursday into two Halloween night shootings that left one man dead and a woman injured in Pacoima and three young men injured in Hollywood.

Officers were searching for four suspects in the Hollywood shooting -- three men and a woman -- whom witnesses reported seeing flee from the scene at Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue on foot about 10 p.m., said Sgt. Andrew Chao of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting cut short Halloween festivities as officers cleared the area of thousands of revelers and closed Hollywood Boulevard from Cahuenga Boulevard to Highland Avenue.

A 17-year-old male was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in critical condition after being shot in the chest and leg, Chao said. A 25-year-old also was taken to Cedars-Sinai with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, and a 14-year-old went to USC Medical Center with an injury to his foot.

Officers were still trying to piece together the Hollywood events.

"There are no suspects in custody and no motives are known," said LAPD Officer Sara Faden.

Officers were investigating whether the Pacoima shooting was gang-related, Faden said. LAPD officers were called to the 10000 block of Telfair Avenue near Kamloops Street about 8:25 p.m., Officer Venus Hall said.

A man was found dead with gunshot wounds to his upper torso and arm. A woman sustained a gunshot wound but was in stable condition.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing. No other details were immediately available.


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