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Five Separate Fatal Shootings Reported Overnight In L.A. County
Five homicide investigations were opened up overnight after a night of deadly shootings swept the county, according to the L.A. Sheriff's Department.
Earlier this morning, we reported on the 10-year-old girl who was shot in the head during a drive-by in Boyle Heights early yesterday evening. While that shooting was not fatal, there were five separate incidents following that one that left five people dead overnight.
NBC L.A. reports that Friday night's violence began around 9:15 p.m., when a man was shot and another was wounded by two shooters on a bike in the Florence neighborhood of South L.A.
In the next reported incident, a woman was approached from behind as she was walking west on Carson Street around 12:10 a.m. Saturday morning before she was shot, and pronounced dead at the scene.
About 15 minutes later in East L.A., a man was shot and killed on Union Pacific Avenue. LASD has no additional details as to the suspect, but said that the victim was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man was pronounced dead at the hospital after being shot while working on a car in the Florence-Firestone area around 1 a.m., LASD said in a statement. The car was parked along the curb in front of a house when an "unknown suspect" approached the man and opened fire.
And, finally, one man was killed and another was injured in a shooting at a party early Saturday morning in unincorporated East Valinda, near La Puente. In a statement issued this morning, LASD said that when guests were dispersing as the party was ending around 2:50 a.m., an unknown suspect confronted them, produced a handgun, and opened fire, fatally shooting one man.
NBC L.A. notes that it's not yet known if the incidents are related, and that information about the suspects is not available at this time.
But that was just overnight: yesterday afternoon at around 4 p.m., according to LASD, another man was shot and killed on the 7500 block of Compton Avenue. He was riding his bike on the sidewalk when someone exited a white vehicle that was parked along the curb before opening fire, and driving away.
Time to update that L.A. Times 'Homicide Map,' which currently stands at 667 people killed in the county in the last 12 months.