HIGHLAND PARK – Police are investigating separate shootings that took place about three blocks apart early this morning, leaving two men injured, with one in serious condition.
The first shooting occurred at about 12:15 am, when a man was shot multiple times near Figueroa Street and Avenue 50 in what may have been a gang-related shooting, said Sgt. Frank Gonzalez with the LAPD Northeast Division. The victim was reported to be in serious condition. The suspect, dressed in a black sweatshirt and gray sweat pants, fled on foot and remains at large, Gonzalez said.
The second shooting took place place about three blocks north and less than two hours later at about 2 am, when the occupants of a vehicle fired upon another vehicle near Figueroa and Avenue 53, said Gonzalez. One man was struck in the arm and is in stable condition. The suspects drove off in a black Acura.
It’s not clear if the shootings were connected, Gonzalez said.
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