LAPD looking for gunmen in South L.A. shootings that left 1 dead, 5 wounded
Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen involved in a series of South L.A. shootings that left one man dead and five other people injured within a span of a few hours.
LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said Sunday morning that no arrests had been made in Saturday’s attacks, which prompted the department to go on a modified tactical alert, bringing more officers and resources to the area.
Three of the four shootings were considered gang-related, Herrera said.
Gunfire first broke out near Hoover and 81st streets about 4 p.m., Herrera said, when a gunman drove up to another car and fired several rounds. The victim -- identified by coroner’s officials as Anthony Alonzo Cudger, 47 -- was declared dead at the scene.
Less than an hour later, another man was shot in a car at 75th and Figueroa streets -- just seven blocks away from the first shooting. Herrera said the victim drove himself to a hospital and was in stable condition. The gunman, she said, ran away.
Shortly after 9 p.m., officers were called to Brynhurst Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard after another shooting was reported, Herrera said. They found a man in his 20s who had been shot in the stomach area.
The man was taken to the hospital; Herrera said his condition Sunday was not known.
Thirty-five minutes after the Hyde Park shooting, a man got out of a car and opened fire on three people walking near 47th Street and Budlong Avenue, Herrera said.
The victims -- described only as two males and a female -- were taken to a nearby hospital, Herrera said. Two were in stable condition Sunday; the third was in critical condition.
The investigations into the shootings were ongoing. Herrera said Sunday morning that the LAPD had lifted the tactical alert from the day before, but said the department would “definitely have a sufficient number of officers” on the streets.
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