Weekend Shootings Leave 8 Dead, 2 Wounded in Southern California

The weekend violence included 3 officer-involved shootings, which left 1 suspect injured and another's car damaged

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    At least eight men were killed and two others were wounded in 11 separate shootings in Southern California over three days this weekend.

    Eight of the 11 shootings happened late Saturday and early Sunday:

    • A man was killed and a second man suffered a graze wound in a gang-related shooting in Vernon, police said. The gunman walked up to the men and fired two shots, said Officer Rosario Herrera, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Police Department.
    • In the South LA district of Crenshaw, a man who was turned away from a party shot and fatally wounded another man after an argument, police said.
    • A case of road rage turned deadly when a 22-year-old man was killed in a car-to-car shooting in the northeast San Fernando Valley district of Arleta, authorities said.
    • In unincorporated Willowbrook, a man was shot and killed, officials said.
    • After midnight Sunday, a 21-year-old San Bernardino man was shot while waiting at a stoplight after a possible argument, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
    • A 29-year-old Corona man was shot and killed outside of a home in Perris, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

    Two shootings happened Friday:

    Santa Ana Police Fatally Shoot Woman

    [LA] Santa Ana Police Fatally Shoot Woman
    A woman was fatally shot by Santa Ana police during a confrontation in an alley, police said on Sunday. (Published Sunday, Jun 23, 2013)

    • Police in Riverside were investigating the discovery of a body of a man inside a minivan believed to have been shot Friday in the Riverside County city of Jurupa Valley.
    • An argument escalated into a fatal shooting that left a 21-year-old Victorville man dead in an SUV in Arlington Heights, located in central LA.

    Police were involved in three shootings over the weekend. One person was wounded. In two other cases, no one was hit.

    Hawthorne Police Shoot, Kill Dog After Handcuffing Owner

    [LA] Hawthorne Police Shoot, Kill Dog After Handcuffing Owner
    Hawthorne police officers were caught on video shooting and killing a dog while they were arresting the animal's owner. Police claim the dog's owner was obstructing peace officers and the dog lunged at them while they were arresting him. Beverly White reports from Hawthorne for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. (Published Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013)

    • The first one took place Saturday night when a robbery suspect was shot at, but not hit, by a LA police officer downtwon before the man was arrested. His SUV was struck by bullets.
    • Two hours later, Pasadena police shot and wounded a man who they said was armed with a gun after a chase through an apartment complex.
    • Police in the Riverside County city of Banning shot at a man during a domestic violence call. He was not hit, but was later arrested.

    City News Service contributed to this report.

    Police Release Second Video of Dog Shooting

    [LA] Police Release Second Video of Dog Shooting
    Hawthorne police Wednesday released a second video of a shooting involving officers and a dog. The video, obtained by the department from a resident, shows the Sunday shooting from an angle different from that of a video posted earlier on YouTube. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday July 4, 2013. (Published Thursday, Jul 4, 2013)

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