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Five People Shot At A Wake In South L.A.

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Five people were injured Saturday afternoon after a suspect opened fire at a wake in South Los Angeles. The victims were shot when two suspects opened fire from a passing vehicle, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. Lopez told LAist that all five were taken to local hospitals in stable condition.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 91st Street and Western Avenue. City News Service reports that the person being honored at the wake died of natural causes.

The L.A. Times reports that the wake was held in a storefront, and that a fight broke out shortly before the shooting. According to the Times, a man left the wake and then returned with a rifle and began shooting. Police suspect the shooting may have been gang-related.