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Mother, Teenage Daughter Get Caught in Gangs' Crossfire on Way Home from Wedding

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A mother and her teenage daughter coming home from a wedding last night were caught in the crossfire of a gang battle in Watts, according to CBS Los Angeles.The mother and daughter were shot as they were getting out of their car in the 2200 block of East 108th Street around 11:45 p.m., said Los Angeles police Sgt. P. Johnson.

The 14-year-old girl was shot in the torso, and she remains in critical condition at a local hospital. The mother was shot once in her left hand and is in stable condition.

Authorities are looking for a white sport utility vehicle and a white compact car that may have been involved in the shooting.