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Three People Killed In Possibly-Related Random Shootings In The Valley

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Three people have been killed and two injured in what the Los Angeles Police Department is saying are three different but possibly related shootings in the Valley early Sunday morning. Sources say that Satanic symbols were spray painted near the site of the third shooting.

All three shootings occurred within an hour and 5 miles of each other, and witness reported seeing a two Hispanic men in a gold- or tan-colored S.U.V. A source with the LAPD says a shotgun was used in all three shootings. Authorities have very little work with otherwise as the victims in the three separate shootings are otherwise unrelated, according to the LA Times.

The first shooting occurred around 5:50 a.m. on the 1400 block of Celis Street, when a family was targeted. Four people were wounded and a 20-year old woman was killed at the scene. The family was on their way to church, according to NBC 4.

The second shooting occurred later at 6:35 a.m. on the 13000 block of Borden Avenue near the Sylmar Recreation Center when a Hispanic man between the ages of 25 and 35 was shot and killed while collecting recyclables.

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The third and final shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. when a Hispanic woman about 50-years old was shot in the head and killed while sitting in a car on the 12900 block of Fillmore Street. The woman had been waiting to pick up a friend on her way to church. Sources told NBC that the Satanic symbols left on the site were spray painted on a mattress in the street that had otherwise been there before the shooting.