1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting in Bellflower area

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An investigation is underway after one man was fatally shot and another was wounded in the Bellflower area early Wednesday morning.

After they were shot in 15300 block of Woodruff Place around 12:20 a.m., one of the victims drove them to the Norwalk area, where he flagged down a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was headed down Pioneer Boulevard, sheriff’s officials said.

When the deputy looked in the car, he found the two men with gunshot wounds, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

One of them was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Authorities didn’t identify the man who died nor the person who was injured.

It’s unclear who shot the two men or whether the shooting happened in the car or elsewhere, but the department said homicide detectives were conducting an investigation in the 15300 block of Woodruff Place in Bellflower, not far from where the pair was found.

The department didn’t provide a description of any suspects in the case and no further details were immediately available. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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