1 killed, 1 wounded, in shooting at South L.A. gas station; assailant sought

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One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a gas station in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles Thursday morning.

The gunfire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. near the intersection of South Figueroa Street and West Gage Avenue, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.

Arriving officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds down at the scene, the spokesperson said.

One of the victims, described only as a 35-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second victim, a man between 25 and 30 years old, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting and no suspect description was immediately available.

Witnesses did report seeing a black SUV leaving the scene, the spokesperson said.

The incident appeared to be gang related, LAPD Officer Lee said.

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