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Police: 2 wounded in shootings more than 10 miles apart may be linked

CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (August 8 AM Edition)
CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (August 8 AM Edition) 01:40

Authorities are investigating a pair of shootings that happened over the weekend as related, after two men were found wounded in similar instances more than 10 miles apart. 

Investigators were first called to the scene of a reported shooting in the Leimert Park area near Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Place after midnight Monday morning, where a man walking reported hearing gunshots before realizing he had been shot. He was taken to a nearby hospital but an unrelated citizen, and was said to be in stable condition.

While speaking with the victim, police also learned that a second shooting victim was at the same hospital.

They learned that the second victim, a 25-year-old male, was shot by an unknown gunman at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening in the Boyle Heights area on Michigan Avenue. 

Due to the similarities between the two shootings, investigators were working to determine whether the two shootings, which happened just a little over 10 miles apart from each other, were related.

Los Angeles Police Department officers were investigating whether the two shootings were gang-related. 

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