One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in West Los Angeles a couple miles south of Beverly Hills today.
The attack in an alley near South Garth and Cadillac avenues was reported at 12:12 p.m., LAPD Officer Sara Faden told the Weekly.
Someone wearing dark clothing walked up and opened fire, she said:
The victims were taken by a private vehicle to a hospital, where of the two was pronounced dead, police said. (Kaiser's West L.A. facility is only a few blocks away).
The surviving victim was said to be in stable condition, Faden said.
The suspect fled in a black vehicle, she said.
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The area, also known as La Cienega Heights, is home to the Playboy Gangster Crips gang and has seen many shootings in the past.
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The organization's enemies include the Shorline Crips in Venice and the Mansfield Crips just to the east, in Mid-City.
The attack was first reported by Venice 311.
We were told by a source that police believe the violence was indeed gang-related.