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

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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.

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  • Mark

    Who works that early in the morning?
    ANSWER: I will tell you, this is a fact.

    The people who deliver the papers are illegal immigrants, the police will call INS and have them deported after they are released from the hospital. Thats just the way we roll in America. God bless America!

  • LizW

    @ mark – you need to see a doctor as you've hit your head one to many times. I known young teenagers and their parents (american born) who had newpaper delivery. AT why so early in the AM, because many folks like to wake up and read the newspaper with their morning coffee or on their way to work. Most foks have to leave by 6 AM to get to work by 8AM. But it's obvious that you wouldn't know this – get a job.

  • Justice4all

    Most police are gun wielding criminals that are going too get a real lesson in honor by blood first shots in civil war have been fired WAKE UP AMERICA it's time too take back our country from the greedy corrupt politicians…… And too Chris if you see this man make sure ya teach them well…..

  • moot

    I'm totally insulted as a Tacoma enthusiast! That's obviously a Toyota Tacoma, GIGANTICALLY DIFFERENT from a Nissan Titan, duh….

  • tccollins

    Thank God Dormer didn't drive a camry or a more popular car, if they shot that many rounds and only hit the suspect once (I say once because only one person could have been Dormer in the car) how many bullets missed that could have hit neiboring houses, I gues my question is "how many bullets missed the car totally and hit surrounding homes. Also with 2 people in the car the police should have been worried that the second person could be a hostage.