3 dead, 1 wounded in car-to-car gunfire exchange in South Los Angeles

This post has been corrected. See below.

Three people were killed and another wounded in a car-to-car shooting Friday night in South Los Angeles that may be gang-related, police said.


The shooting happened at around 10 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Figueroa Street, said Sgt. M. Mason of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The bodies of two victims were discovered in a parked vehicle on the east curb of South Figueroa Street, and a third passenger was taken to a hospital with gunshot injuries.

A third body was discovered dead in a vehicle about a half mile away at the intersection of South Main  and West 108th streets near the Southeast station of the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities said.

It's not clear from which vehicle the first shot came from, but authorities believe the passengers in each vehicle fired on and killed each other.

Three of the victims were believed to be in their 20s, and the condition of the victim taken to the hospital is unknown, Mason said.

This part of the city, known as Vermont Vista, has had nine homicides over the last 12-month period, according to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report. It is the fifth most violent neighborhood in the county.

[Updated, Saturday, 11 a.m.: This post initially said the shooting occurred in the 8600 block of Manchester Boulevard. It occurred in the 8600 block of South Figueroa Street.]