A street carnival in Lincoln Heights turned violent Sunday evening when two teenagers were shot and killed.
The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. when officers “observed” a shooting in progress in the 2700 block of North Broadway, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed.
A male suspect approached the two victims and fired multiple rounds at them, police said. Both victims were struck and pronounced dead at the scene. The gunman fled.
The victims, who have not been identified, were believed to be between 15 and 17 years old, the LAPD said.
A flyer posted on Instagram showed the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club was hosting an annual community street fair and carnival in the area Sept. 9, 10 and 11.
Police did not release a possible motive for the shooting, but it was preceded by an argument.