1 Killed, Another Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting in Industry

A man was killed and a second was wounded Wednesday in a car-to-car shooting, believed to be gang-related, that led to a crash into a fire hydrant in Industry.

Firefighters pronounced the unidentified victim dead after being dispatched on a 2:19 p.m. call of a crash, possibly involving a shooting, at the intersection of Don Julian and Turnbull Canyon roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A second man in the vehicle who had also been shot was taken to a hospital, sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza told reporters at the scene.

A third male in the vehicle fled on foot and was detained nearby, Mendoza said.

The shooting, which occurred in the area of Clark and Ridley avenues, precipitated the crash less than a mile away, according to Mendoza.

One of the crashed vehicles, which wasn't involved in the shooting, was carrying a man and his three children.

Two people in that vehicle sustained minor injuries, Mendoza said.

The shooting, which is believed to have been gang-related, was preceded by some kind of disturbance in the 15500 block of Ladysmith Street in Hacienda Heights, according to Mendoza said.

It's unclear if shots were fired from both vehicles in the car-to-car shooting.

One of the vehicles slammed into a fire hydrant, a fire department inspector said.

The second vehicle involved in the shooting, described only as a white sedan, was being sought along with whoever was inside.

No suspect descriptions were immediately available.

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