4 wounded in ‘unusual’ downtown L.A. shooting near police station

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By JAMES QUEALLY, COLLEEN SHALBY AUG. 22, 2019 2:15 PM

Four people were wounded in a shooting in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon and police were searching for a man and a woman suspected in the attack.

Gunfire erupted shortly after noon in San Julian Park at 5th and San Julian streets, where homeless people often congregate, according to the LAPD . The park is one block east of the Police Department’s Central Division station.

Authorities said it appeared the shooting occurred after two people in a white SUV — a woman and a man — got into an altercation with someone in the park. Police say the people in the vehicle fired into the park.

The four people who were shot were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said.

“This is unusual. You have the occasional shooting down here, but four is a lot,” Capt. Scott Harrelson said.

Only one of people who were wounded was specifically targeted in the shooting, police said. A social worker and a security guard who were in the park were also struck by gunfire; both were shot in the arm.

Source: LA Times

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