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Two Shootings Last Night in Tujunga, Westlake District

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Angelenos should be empathizing today with their Coloradian brothers and sisters today, who were shocked by the tragic shooting deaths of two staff members at a missionary center in Colorado Springs.

There were two mysterious shootings last night in very different parts of the city: The first occurred around 7:40pm in Tujunga, where an unidentified man was gunned down by an assailant in a moving car. The man was found dead of two shotgun wounds to the upper body on the 10100 block of Samoa Avenue. Police are asking informants to contact the Foothill Division homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115.

And in the Westlake District, at Leeward and Hoover, a transient was shot in the stomach at around 4 a.m. The wounds were not fatal, however, and the 40-year old man was transported to a nearby hospital. The suspect exited a vehicle, approached the man, and shot him in the stomach; motives are unknown at this time and police do not have a suspect.

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