Two people killed in shootings near South L.A.


Two people were killed and three others wounded in two shootings Wednesday night that took place within a mile of each other in south Los Angeles County.

Three people were wounded in the first shooting in the Athens area, which was reported about 7:45 p.m. in the 11700 block of Berendo Avenue near Vermont Avenue and the 105 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A man died and two others were taken to a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


Witnesses told KABC-TV that a man had shot his mother, grandmother and uncle, who died at the scene.

The second shooting, which involved two people, was reported about 8:15 p.m. near 115th Place and Budlong Avenue, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

One man died in that incident and another was taken to a hospital, according to the Fire Department.

It was not immediately clear whether the shootings were related.

Times staff writer Jaclyn Cosgrove and the Associated Press contributed to this report.