Three Injured in South LA Shooting: LAPD | NBC Southern California

Three Injured in South LA Shooting: LAPD

One of the shooting victims was in critical condition.

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    Police were hunting for a gunman after a mother, daughter and another man were shot in South LA. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

    A drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles left three people wounded, including one person in critical condition Wednesday evening, police said.

    The shooting was reported around 5:22 p.m. in the 7100 block of 10th Avenue in the Hyde Park area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Two women and one man were shot. The victims were in their 30s to 50s, police said.

    According to LAPD, one woman shot was in critical condition.

    Neighbors said they heard six or seven gunshots followed by police helicopters.

    Police said they did not think this was a gang-related shooting.

    "It does at this point look like a drive-by shooting. When that happens, we don't even know if the people who got hit were the intended victims," said Det. Michael Lorenz.

    LAPD's South Bureau has experienced a spike in crime since the beginning of the year. Officers have responded to five homicides so far. 

    Neighbors were alarmed at the spike, saying random shootings were not normal.

    The shooter had not been located, police said.

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