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Night Of Gun Violence And A Felony Traffic Stop Sparks Tension In South L.A.

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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.

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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.

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