2 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Willowbrook shopping center

Sheets cover the bodies of two people fatally shot at a shopping center in Willowbrook, Calif., on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Two people were killed and a third hurt following a shooting at a shopping center in Willowbrook Monday afternoon, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said.

The gunfire occurred near a business at E. 135th Street and Avalon Boulevard around 5:15 p.m.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The third victim was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Windows of the closed businesses in the shopping center were seen blown out and damaged.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were being investigated, sheriff's deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (800) 222-TIPS.

CORRECTION: Eyewitness News initially reported the shooting took place in Compton, but the incident took place in nearby Willowbrook.
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