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Two men killed in South Los Angeles shooting, deputies say

Sheriff's deputies stand in an intersection next to a patrol cruiser behind crime scene tape
An investigation is underway after two men were killed in a shooting early Monday in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles.
(KTLA-TV Channel 5)
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Two men were killed in a shooting early Monday in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Deputies responded to the shooting just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. One man was pronounced dead at the scene; the other was taken to a hospital, where he died.

A watch commander for the Sheriff’s Department’s Century substation, which patrols the Florence-Firestone area, said deputies there had responded to a street takeover early Monday, but declined to release further details and referred all questions to the homicide unit.

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Homicide detectives had not confirmed any information about the reported street takeover, including whether there was any connection to the shooting, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department said.

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