Playa del Rey

Two Sought in Playa del Rey Shooting That Left Four Men Hospitalized

A man and a woman approached the men and opened fire in the community near LAX, authorities said.

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Four men were hospitalized after a shooting early Wednesday in Playa del Rey.

Two of the victims were in critical condition, according to authorities. 

The shooting was reported at about 5:40 a.m. near the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln boulevards in the seaside community north of LAX. Details about what led to the gunfire were not immediately available. 

Authorities are searching for a man and woman in connection with the shooting. The attackers approached the victims and fire several rounds before leaving in a vehicle.

Wendy Lockett said she drove one of the victims to the hospital, just trying to help, but got put in handcuffs by police. Lockett is among those who live in their RV's in a stretch of Playa del Rey.

Around 5:40 a.m., she says she woke to the sound of a man screaming for help.

"I was sleeping with my dog and I heard them say, 'Help, I’ve been shot,'" Lockett said. "So I just got up and got my keys and told him to get in my car. I didn't want him to die on my watch."

"I ran a bunch of red lights and got him to the hospital as soon as possible."

Police say the man Lockett transported was one of four victims who were shot. All were taken to the hospital where two were listed in critical condition, and two were stable.

Lockett said she got the victim to the hospital — but afterward was handcuffed and taken in for questioning — and then released.

Aerial video showed police vehicles near the crime scene where at least two RVs were parked. It was not immediately clear whether the RVs are connected to the shooting investigation.

No arrests were reported early Wednesday. Detailed descriptions of the attackers and their vehicle were not immediately available. 

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