Rash of Shootings in South L.A. Leave 4 Dead, Others Injured

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Two men were shot at a car wash in South Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department said. (Credit: KTLA)

Four people were fatally shot and others wounded Monday in multiple incidents in South Los Angeles, prompting the LAPD’s South Bureau to go on modified tactical alert, officials said.

The first shooting involved the occupants of two vehicles that pulled into a car wash near the intersection of West Florence and South Vermont avenues after a dispute began about 2 p.m., according to Detective Sal LaBarbera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police responded to the location and found two victims, said Officer Jane Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim died after being transported to a hospital. Both were described as between 25 to 30 years old.

No one was in custody in connection with the incident, which may have been gang-related, Kim said.

About an hour later, a shooting was reported in the area of Vermont and West 65th Street, according to the LAPD.

A wounded male victim was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, Kim said.

The gunman in that incident remained at large.

About 7:30 p.m., paramedics responded to a report of a shooting the 2000 block of Dalton Avenue, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One victim was pronounced dead after being transported from the scene to a hospital, LaBarbera said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a double shooting was reported at the intersection of 9th Avenue and West Jefferson Boulevard, Scott said.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and a man was taken to a hospital, authorities said. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

No other information was immediately available.