Double Shooting in Downtown L.A. Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured; Gunman Sought

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A double shooting in downtown L.A. on Aug. 11, 2015, left one person dead and another wounded. (Credit: KTLA)

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A gunman opened fire on two people on a downtown Los Angeles street, leaving one dead and the other hospitalized early Tuesday, police said.

The shooting occurred in the area of Fifth and Wall streets — which is near the LAPD’s Central Community Police Station — at around 1:45 a.m.

One person, a black man in his early 50s, was hit by the gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Allen of the Los Angeles Police Department. His identity has not yet been released.

A second victim, described only as a black man in his 30s, was shot twice in the back, Allen said. He was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in stable condition and was expected to survive his wounds.

The gunman fled the scene after the shooting and remained at large as of 5:30 a.m., according to Allen. A description of the shooter has not been provided.

A motive for the deadly shooting was not immediately known.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.

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