3 Children Wounded in Drive-By Shooting at South L.A. Taco Stand; 2 Vehicles Sought

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Three children — a boy and girl, both 13, and a 10-year-old boy — were wounded Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting in front of a mobile taco stand in South Los Angeles, police said.

Police responded to a taco stand in South Los Angeles after three children were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Police responded to a taco stand in South Los Angeles after three children were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers responded about 8:40 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 9400 block of South Figueroa Street, said Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department.

They arrived to find the two injured teens, who had been shot, and the 10-year-old boy suffering from a minor injury to a limb, according to the lieutenant.

The 13-year-old boy was hit in the back by a bullet which punctured his lung, according to an official with LAPD's Southeast Division.

A bullet struck the girl in her abdomen, hitting her internal organs, the official said. She was in surgery for several hours.

Both teens remained hospitalized and were reported to be in serious but stable condition early Thursday. They were expected to survive.

The third victim was treated at the scene, according to LAPD.

Witnesses told investigators that the intended target of the shooting may have been a person who approached the mobile taco stand and fled southbound on foot after about 12 gunshots erupted.

Two vehicles were being sought in connection with the shooting, Jenal said: a dark-colored import sedan followed by a "smaller" SUV that drove away from the scene in an eastbound direction.

KTLA's Tracy Bloom contributed to this story.

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