Man and young boy wounded in Baldwin Hills shooting

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A man and a child were wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Baldwin Hills on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The gunfire was first reported about 5 p.m. in the 4100 block of Somerset Drive, according to Los Angeles Police Department and Fire Department officials.

Police were searching for three male suspects who fled the scene on foot following the shooting, Officer Mike Lopez said. One of them was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

Both victims were taken to hospitals for treatment. Both were listed in stable condition, Lopez said.

Police described the victims as a man in his 30s and a 6-year-old boy. Officials initially described the child victim as a girl.

A neighbor described the victims as a father and son, but officials could not confirm their relationship.

Investigators said they suspected the shooting was gang-related.

“Whenever a child is struck that was just innocent… it’s very disheartening,” LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

No further details were available as the investigation remained in its early stages.

Anyone with information can reach the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

Police investigate a shooting that left a man and a child wounded in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles on Feb. 29, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)
Police investigate a shooting that left a man and a child wounded in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles on Feb. 29, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

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