Teen killed in South L.A. double shooting

Two men were shot inside a car Wednesday in South Los Angeles, and water flooded the street after the wounded driver crashed into a fire hydrant.

At 4:45 p.m., three brothers were traveling south on Denker Avenue near west 68th Street when a light-colored sport utility vehicle pulled beside them and one of its passengers opened fire, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Chris Barling.

An 18-year-old man identified as Keion Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was shot and later transported to the hospital in critical condition, Barling said.

After he was wounded, the driver crashed his blue Kia into a fire hydrant, then stumbled out of the car as water spewed dozens of feet upward.


A third passenger was not injured.

Video footage of the moments after the shooting showed two people trying to pull the fatally wounded passenger out of the car.

Witnesses told police a man and a woman were riding in the SUV, which fled south on Denker Avenue.

The man’s death marks the third homicide in the Harvard Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles in the last 12 months, according to The Times Homicide Report.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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