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Two Women Shot in Vehicle Mistaken for Dorner’s – Chip Yost Reports

TORRANCE, Calif. — Los Angeles and Torrance Police were involved in two shootings in Torrance Thursday during the manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer.

The shootings happened after police came across vehicles they thought might belong to suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33.

The first incident happened about 5:30 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue. It involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division.

Two women delivering newspapers were struck by gunfire. They were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police said.

One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated.

Police said the women were riding in a truck similar to the one that Dorner is believed to be driving — a blue or gray Nissan Titan.

Their blue pickup was riddled with bullet holes and what appeared to be newspapers were scattered in the street.

The second incident, which involved Torrance police officers, happened around 5:45 a.m. at Flagler Lane and Beryl Street. No injuries were reported in that incident.