Two young men were killed Sunday afternoon in separate gang-related shootings in the east San Fernando Valley, authorities said.
Los Angeles police, following a high-speed car chase that lasted 45 minutes and ended in a crash, arrested three suspects in connection with one of the slayings. Police spokesman Mike Lopez said detectives were looking into whether the same men were involved in both killings.
The first shooting occurred at 5 p.m., when several young men in a silver sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside a car at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Branford Street. At least one shot was fired, striking a passenger in the car in the head, police said.
The car's driver took the victim, described only as a Latino in his early 20s, to a nearby hospital, but he died while still in the parking lot, Lopez said.