Los Angeles Police Department
Two dead, one injured in back-to-back South Los Angeles shootings

Two shootings — one involving fatalities — and an unusually high volume of calls prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to put its South Bureau on modified tactical alert Monday afternoon, a department spokeswoman said. The first shooting occurred at 2 p.m. at Vermont and Florence avenues in South Los Angeles, according to Officer Jane Kim.  One victim died at the scene and a second died at an area hospital, she said. An hour later, another shooting was reported at Vermont Avenue and 65th Street. A victim in that incident was in stable condition at a hospital, Kim said. No additional details were available on the victims, she said. The suspect or suspects...