4 Wounded in Shotgun Attack in Sun Valley

Four people were wounded Monday when two men got out of a car on a Sun Valley street and opened fire with shotguns, Los Angeles police reported.

Elizabeth Luna, 18, of North Hollywood, was struck in the eye and face during the 1:30 a.m. attack in the 8400 block of Lankershim Boulevard. She was hospitalized and was reported in fair condition but may lose her eye, authorities said.

Three men who were hit--Manuel Raner, 19, of Pacoima; Jose Sorto, 20, of the downtown area and a 17-year-old Van Nuys youth--suffered minor injuries, police said.

Detective Ted Ball said the four victims were standing on a sidewalk across the street from Leonardo's dance hall when a car pulled up in front of them and four men got out. Two of the men carried shotguns, Ball said.

"The victims were just hanging out in the neighborhood," he said. "Then these guys pull up and get out. They absolutely said nothing. They just got out of the car and opened fire. There was no motive whatsoever that we can determine."

Ball said the gunmen jumped back in the car and sped away after the shooting. It was unclear how many shots were fired at the victims or why they were chosen as targets, Ball said. He said the victims told investigators they did not recognize the gunmen.

Though other people on the street witnessed the shooting, police were unable to identify the suspects or their car.

Police said there were indications that the gunmen were gang members but declined to elaborate. The four victims said that they are not affiliated with gangs, and they are not known to police as gang members, Ball said.

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