Gang shootings spark tactical alert in South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police issued a tactical alert Saturday night after multiple gang shootings in South Los Angeles.

The tactical alert area spanned from Vernon Avenue to Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to Figueroa and San Pedro streets.

Los Angeles police officials from the 77th Division said officers were investigating at least five shootings in the area. The tactical alert was issued as all their resources dealt with the shootings and other divisions were brought in to help answer other calls.

At about 4:10 p.m., at least one person was killed at 81st and Hoover streets. Authorities said a suspect drove up to the victim and shot him multiple times. The suspect in this shooting remained at large.

Five hours later, a man was shot in the stomach on Hyde Park Boulevard and Brynhurst Avenue. He was taken to a hospital, alert and talking.

Less than four miles away and an hour later, police responded to another incident near 48th Street and Budlong Avenue.
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