Night Of Gun Violence And A Felony Traffic Stop Sparks Tension In South L.A.
The combination of at least two shootings and a felony traffic stop in the same South L.A. neighborhood spurred a night of tension between residents and police.
One man was fatally shot and another wounded in a shooting in Gramercy Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
KTLA reports that the shooting, in which one man was pronounced dead at the scene, occurred around 7:10 p.m. near West 107th Street and South Western Avenue. They also note that there was another shooting about an hour later at Budlong Avenue and 109th Street, which is about a mile away, but don't believe they were related.
According to NBC L.A., police also stopped a car of suspected burglars at 108th Street and Western Avenue—a block away from the shooting on 107th Street—and ordered them out of their car. The traffic stop drew a crowd, and police reportedly "got into a brief shoving match with lookiloos." The police presence that responded to the scene was also huge, as seen in the aerial shots taken by NBC L.A.
All of this occurred just a few blocks away from where 18-year-old Carnell Snell was shot and killed by police earlier this month.