Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of two Black males, one of them a teen, that occurred late Thursday night in South Los Angeles.

The ages and names of the victims were not disclosed.

Deputies at the Century Station responded to the 12200 block of Maple Avenue in the community of Willowbrook at about 11:03 p.m. regarding a vehicle crash but quickly determined the two occupants of the car were also gunshot victims, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Both of the victims were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds to their upper torso and died at the scene.

A suspect description was not immediately known. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the LA Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

This is a developing story.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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