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Separate Shootings in East L.A. Leave Two Dead

Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents in East Los Angeles last weekend that also left a third man injured.

Two men were shot, one fatally, on May 25 around 2:50 a.m. on the 600 block of S. McDonnell Avenue, according to Sgt. Gallardo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station. The name of the man killed was not immediately released. A second victim was shot in the leg but his medical condition was not readily available. The shooting suspect is described as a male Hispanic with long black hair, about 5 ft-7 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht.

The second shooting took place at the 4200 block of East 1st Street on May 26 and the 24-year-old victim died at the hospital, according Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. His name has not been released.

It was unclear on Wednesday if the two shooting incidents could be related.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.