Four people were hospitalized following three unrelated shootings that occurred last Thursday night.
Two people were wounded at Vermont Avenue and 79th Street around 10:55 p.m. in what police said may have been a gang-related incident, according to Lt. Lee Sands of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.
Sands said that a possible suspect was spotted leaving the scene on a bicycle. Shells, possibly from a .380-caliber pistol, were recovered at the scene. Detectives were interviewing witnesses Friday.
The victims were a 34-year-old man and a 19 to 20 year old man. Both were rushed to the hospital by paramedics. Sands said that the victims are expected to survive.
In another incident, at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, a gunshot victim believed to be in his 30s was found in a back yard in the 2100 block of East 110th Street, said Sgt. V. B. Valenti of the LAPD’s Southeast Station. The victim suffered an upper-body wound.
Two minutes later, at a third location, a gunman got out of a silver-colored sport utility vehicle at 118th Place and Main Street and shot a man in his 20s in the hip, Valenti said. Both of the latter two victims are expected to survive.
There were no immediate arrests in any of the shootings and authorities did not release the names of the victims.
Anyone with information on the shootings should call 1-800-LAWFULL.