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Shooting That Injured 2 People in Harvard Park Started Out as Dispute on Facebook: LAPD

A dispute on Facebook led to a shooting that left two injured on Saturday afternoon in the Harvard Park neighborhood, police said.

The victims, both 18-year-old men, showed up at the parking lot of a liquor store at the intersection of Hoover Street and Gage Avenue around 2:45 p.m. to settle the online fight in person, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Ali Kaspian of the 77th Street station. Two men were at the parking lot when the teens arrived, and one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot both teens in the torso, Kaspian said.

Both victims were stable as of 7 p.m. Saturday, and police were still searching for the suspects, Kaspian said. They are believed to be 18 to 20.

Police are investigating the motive but believe it may have been gang-related, Kaspian said.

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