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Gunmen shoot at group, killing one

California Briefing / LOS ANGELES

August 26, 2008|Jean Merl

Five people standing on a South Los Angeles street were shot -- one fatally -- Monday evening by gunmen who fired from a dark blue SUV and fled, authorities said.

A 45-year-old man died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division.

Officer Karen Smith, an LAPD spokeswoman, said a Chevy Blazer carrying at least two people opened fire about 5:30 p.m. on the group standing outside at 132 W. 70th St. Police were still searching for the suspects late Monday.

Smith said the other victims included a boy, 5, whose arm was grazed by a bullet; a 16-year-old youth shot in the leg; and a 21-year-old woman shot in the foot. She had no immediate information on the fifth victim.

-- Jean Merl

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