Three people, including a pregnant woman, were hospitalized Wednesday morning with gunshot wounds suffered in two separate drive-by shootings in South Los Angeles committed just five blocks and 30 minutes apart.
The first shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Western Avenue and 68th Street in the Chesterfield Square area, where a 29-year-old man was standing on the street when a vehicle drove up and someone inside opened fire, striking the victim, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition and the shooting was considered gang-related, police said.
A second shooting was reported about 10:15 p.m. near Western Avenue and 73rd Street in Manchester Square. In that shooting, a vehicle pulled up and opened fire on a 27-year-old man and 36-year-old pregnant woman who were standing near the intersection, police said.
Both were struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital in serious condition, the LAPD said.
It was unknown if this shooting was gang-related.
A detailed description of the shooter in both incidents was not immediately available and police said it was unclear if the shootings were connected.
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