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Two People Shot, Killed at Gathering Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Two people were killed early Monday morning in the Florence area of South LA after a shooting at a gathering.

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. in the 6600 block of Makee Avenue, not far from Compton Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities say two men were found shot at the Makee location -- one died at the scene from a gunshot wound to his upper body, he was 39 years old, and the other, a 21-year-old, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his legs.

Deputies located a third victim, a 23-year-old man at the hospital who died from gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to the sheriff's department.

Although the cause of the shooting is still under investigation, LASD says there was an argument at a gathering of at least 20 people. The shooter is believed to have been driving a white sedan but a description of the gunman was not immediately available.

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