Gunmen in Westlake triple-shooting claimed gang ties, police say

Three men were wounded by gunfire during a carjacking in Westlake on Wednesday

Three people were shot during a carjacking in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles early Wednesday, police said.

The gunfire broke out about 3 a.m. at Coronado and Temple streets when two men identified themselves as gang members to three men in a white Chevrolet Cavalier who were dropping off a friend, LAPD officials said.

The pair “claimed” a gang, said something to the group, opened fire with a revolver and stole their car, police officials said.

One of the victims was struck in the arm, said Officer Liliana Preciado. Another was shot in the leg and the third was grazed on the forehead, according to KNBC-TV.

The carjackers sped off in the car but ditched it a few blocks later, police said. There have been no arrests.

The victims ran to a gas station, where paramedics picked them up and took them to a hospital. The three wounded are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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