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Hyde Park shooting kills 2; no arrests made

August 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Multiple shots were fired in Hyde Park Tuesday afternoon. Officials said at least two people are dead.

Police say several men were standing outside an apartment building around 4 p.m. when the gunfire began. Investigators spent hours going over the crime scene on West 64th Street near 6th Avenue.

"A vehicle drove by, shots were fired. Initially, two victims were struck. Both died at the scene," said Capt. Tom McMullen with the Los Angeles Police Department.

A third shooting victim was seriously wounded as he tried to run away. Bullet casings littered the street and bullets shattered the window of a black SUV parked next to the bodies.

According to police, the victims were all men in their 20s. But relatives say one of the victims who died was a teenager.

"He's 16 years old, just a baby, just a baby. And that's sad how they come over here and just shoot up everybody," said the victim's aunt, Valerie Wilson.

No arrests have been made. The LAPD was on modified tactical alert shortly after the shooting.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation. Police believe the shooting is gang-related. It's unclear if the victims had any gang ties.

Wilson says she has lost four family members because of gun violence.

"And I'm just tired of it, because everybody is just leaving out of here slowly, but surely, through a gun. It's just messed up," said Wilson.

Investigators said they don't have a good description of the suspect or the suspect's vehicle. Anyone with information was asked to call police.


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