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Two teens injured in El Sereno shooting

BY LUCY GUANUNA

EL SERENO — An investigation is underway in the shooting of two teens Tuesday night that may have been injured in the same incident, police said.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired at about 11:50 p.m. near Farnsworth Avenue and Edna Street, said Sgt. David Torres with LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division. The victim, a woman between 17 and 19 years of age, was found at the scene with gunshot wounds.

The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle when another vehicle drove up and started firing rounds into the car, said Torres. She was struck and has been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Within an hour after the incident, a male between 17 and 19 years of age appeared at a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries, said Torres.

Police believe that both teens may have been victims in the same shooting. Both victims are in stable condition.

Neither victim cooperated with police, so it’s very difficult to figure out exactly what happened, said Torres. Police believe the shooting may be gang related.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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2 comments

  1. My sister had nothing to do with a gang related shooting !! They were shooting at a car she was in

    • I hope your sister and whoever was with her talk to the police and tell them everything they know. This is the US after all, not Syria – there is no excuse to live like this. See something, say something or the cycle continues.

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