West Adams Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead, 1 Woman Critically Wounded; Shooter at Large

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A manhunt was underway in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday morning after a shooting in nearby West Adams left a man dead and woman critically wounded, authorities said.

Hours after a fatal shooting in West Adams, police tape continued to surround the scene early Friday morning, April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Hours after a fatal shooting in West Adams, police tape continued to surround the scene early Friday morning, April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Little information was available about the incident, which occurred about 11:41 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of West Adams Boulevard and South Longwood Avenue (map), a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A 56-year-old man was shot in the face and arm, said police Detective Joe Rios.

A woman in her 50s was shot in the chest and transported to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, the LAPD said.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

Evidence markers and police tape were seen in front of the Church of the Advent, in the 2600 block of Longwood. A perimeter was set up near South La Brea Avenue and West 21st Street, about 1/2 a mile north of the scene.

A Sigalert was issued and the entrance to the westbound 10 Freeway at La Brea was temporarily closed during the search. It was reopened shortly before 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

One man was taken into custody in the nearby area of West 23rd and West View streets, but investigators later determined he was uninvolved in the shooting, the LAPD said.