RESEDA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- At least one person was killed and two others were wounded in two separate shootings in Reseda, authorities said early Friday morning.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives are now determining whether or not the two crime scenes are associated with a single shooting.
LAPD first responded to a shooting that occurred in the area of Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard.
There, LAPD officers discovered two injured victims near a tattoo parlor -- one had been shot in the leg, the other in the chest. Both were transported to a hospital and are expected to survive.
Nearly an hour later their investigation took a turn when a third victim showed up collapsed on a sidewalk just blocks away in the 18000 block of Saticoy Street shortly before 1 a.m., suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the LAPD.
He was transported to a hospital, where he died. His identity was not immediately released.
Police were investigating the possibility that the victims were shot in the same incident, after which the third victim made his way to the second crime scene and collapsed on the sidewalk.
No description of the suspect or suspects was available. Three men were seen running from the scene, investigators said.
An LAPD spokesperson said detectives were investigating whether the shootings may have stemmed from an attempted robbery.
Dennis Solares, a father, lives in a building just steps from where the deceased victim was found.
"I got kids, I don't want to be seeing this, people being shot," Solares said.
Officers are still searching both scenes for evidence and witnesses, hoping it will lead to those responsible.
Until then, Solares said the crime issue isn't new to the area and that's part of the broader problem for him, his family and the youth.
"What I think sucks is the younger generations, seeing that, like if a kid comes out and sees that, 'oh that's my neighborhood, this is what I have to deal with' -- I think that's what sucks the most, is for the kids," Solares said.