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Detectives looking for gunman after two people are fatally shot in Lancaster

Detectives looking for gunman after two people are fatally shot in Lancaster
Homicide investigators search the scene of a double fatal shooting in Lancaster. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Authorities are searching for a gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of a man and woman in Lancaster early Saturday, sheriff's officials said.

The shooting occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the 43000 block of 6th Street East, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. When deputies arrived, they found the two victims in the street.

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Paramedics responded, officials said, but both people died at the scene.

Detectives are still looking for the shooter and the weapon, the Sheriff's Department said. They have identified multiple witnesses who are helping with the investigation.

The names of the victims have not been released. Sheriff's officials described the pair as being in their early 20s or late teens.

Investigators are looking into the circumstances leading up to the shooting and whether the man and woman may have been targeted, sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Gordon said.

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