A 19-year-old woman was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting during a cookout early Wednesday in South Los Angeles.
No arrests were reported in the shooting, which occurred just after midnight in the 9100 block of Western Avenue. The gunman, identified only as a man in his late teens or early 20s, left the scene in a car, investigators said.
About a dozen other people were at the party, police said. They told police the shooter walked up to the residence and opened fire from outside.
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The shooter is likely affiliated with a gang, police said.
"It's horrible in the fact that you're just out trying to barbecue in your front yard --pre-holiday, July Third -- and someone just walks up and shoots," said LAPD detective Chris Barling. "The victims had no gang affiliation that I'm aware of at this time."
The woman died at the scene. A 19-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were hospitalized in critically conditions with gunshot wounds, but police said both are expected to survive.