2 dead, 1 injured in South L.A. shooting

2 dead, 1 injured in South LA shooting; LAPD investigating

Two men were fatally shot Monday afternoon in South Los Angeles and a third man injured his leg at the scene, authorities said.

About 3:20 p.m., the two men were shot near 52nd Street and Central Avenue in South Park, LAPD Lt. Michael Mabie said.

Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition but were later pronounced dead. Their names were not released but both are in their 20s, Mabie said.

Initial reports indicated that a third man was struck by gunfire, but he injured his leg at the scene, Mabie said.

Police were canvassing the area to interview witnesses and collect evidence. Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related, Mabie said.

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UPDATE

11:12 p.m.: This story was updated throughout with confirmation that two struck by gunfire died at the hospital and a third man injured his leg but was not shot.

This story was initially published at 4:16 p.m.

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