1 dead, 3 wounded in South Los Angeles shooting

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One person was killed and three others were wounded in a possible gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles.

Authorities responded to the area of Vermont Avenue and 88th Street just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victims pulled their car up alongside the Monarch Liquor store, one man got out, and that's when sheriff's deputies say another car rolled up beside them.

"One of the occupants of the vehicle stepped out of the vehicle and fired at the victims," sheriff's Lt. Holly Francisco said.

A 26-year-old man, identified by witnesses as Michael, was declared dead at the scene.

The two other men in the vehicle were rushed to area hospitals in unknown condition. A fourth victim, a woman, was shot a couple of blocks away near 90th Place and Vermont Avenue. She was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The suspect was described as an African-American male in a four-door light-colored car.

Investigators were hoping to interview the victims in the hospital, but at this point they suspect the shooting is gang-related.

No further information was immediately available. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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