EAST LOS ANGELES – One man was killed and another wounded during a noontime shooting today in the 900 block of S. Laverne Avenue, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
One of the victims died at a hospital; the other suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to an LASD statement.
No additional information was provided.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Update: Detectives say the victims, who were walking down the street, appeared to be targeted by a male suspect in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting. After shooting the victims, the suspect got into the passenger side of an SUV that drove northbound on La Verne.
Update on Tuesday, May 23: Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan identified the two victims as his younger brothers who were shot in front of their mother’s home, according to CBS2. Larry Galvan died at a hospital; Dennis Galvan was shot in the foot and and survived.
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