LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tragic start to the new year as two people were tragically killed while eight others sustained injuries during a shooting at a New Year’s Day party in downtown Los Angeles. Police received reports of a shooting around 1 a.m. and upon arrival, they found multiple individuals injured and a crowd fleeing the area.
The shooting, which took place in an industrial area with warehouses and commercial buildings, is believed to have been the result of a dispute at the party. The victims were found lying on the street and sidewalk, and a man and a woman succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Initially, three people were reported to have been hospitalized, but an update later in the day revealed that a total of eight individuals had been wounded. As of Monday evening, the conditions of the wounded were unknown.
In a separate incident, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was investigating another shooting that occurred in Hawthorne, where a woman was killed and four others were injured. The victims were taken to the hospital, with one in critical condition and the others listed as stable.
Authorities have not made any arrests in connection to either shooting, and details about the suspects remain unknown. The tragedies mark a violent start to the new year, leaving communities in Los Angeles and Hawthorne in mourning and prompting law enforcement to conduct thorough investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice.
In summary, two people were killed and eight others were wounded during a shooting at a New Year’s Day party in downtown Los Angeles. Another shooting in Hawthorne resulted in the death of a woman and injuries to four others. As of Monday evening, no suspects have been identified in either incident.