Just hours after two men died in a shooting in Inglewood Tuesday afternoon, police have released photographs of a man and woman who are believed to be involved in the case.
The shooting occurred in the 1100 block of North La Brea Avenue and police responded to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. There, officers discovered two men with gunshots wounds.
One of those men was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, officials said. Later, he was also pronounced dead.
A third person was also shot and injured, though police did not say if there was any connection to the deadly shooting.
Shots broke out just outside Hungry Joe's Jamaican restaurant, as video of the scene showed. Maurice Distin, an employee there, said he heard seven gunshots before he tried helping one of the men shot. He said one of the men was a regular customer at the restaurant.
"Everybody was just trying to take cover," he said of the scene as shots were fired.
Investigators "have evidence to believe" that a man and woman are involved in the case, police said in a news release, offering photos of the two just hours after the shooting. They are considered persons of interest, police said.
Anyone who recognizes the two people in the photos or has other information about the case can contact the Inglewood Police Department's Homicide Section at 310-412-5246. Anonymous tips can be forwarded to 888-412-7463.
No other information about the shooting has been released by authorities.