A man in his 40s was killed and a man in his 20s suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon in what authorities said was a gang-related shooting in Huntington Park, the city’s second fatal shooting in just over 24 hours.
The shooting Friday occurred about 3:45 p.m. in the 6000 block of Templeton Street, near the intersection of Soto Street and Belgrave Avenue, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting Huntington Park police with the investigation.
The man in his 40s was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released, Crowder said.
Authorities were searching for a male suspect, according to Sgt. Joe Settles of the Huntington Park Police Department. The suspect’s name is not known, Settles said.
A description of the shooter was not available and the gun used remained outstanding, Crowder said.
Another fatal shooting occurred at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday about a half-mile away in Huntington Park, in the 7000 block of Rita Avenue.
It was not immediately clear if the two shootings were related. “I couldn’t even answer that, it’s still being investigated,” Huntington Park police Sgt. Richard Maretti told City News Service.
Anyone with information about either fatal shooting was encouraged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.
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