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Two in three children injured in two shootings in Wilmington

A pair of shootings in Wilmington on Monday afternoon left a 12-year-old boy dead and two others injured, including a 9-year-old girl, authorities said.

Los Angeles Police and Fire Department responded to the incidents around 4:45 p.m.

The first shooting took place in the 800 block of North Eubank Avenue, according to the LA Fire Department.

The boy was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries, said Officer Mike Lopez, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department. The other victim of the first shooting, a 30-year-old woman, remains in hospital and is stable, Lopez said.

The second incident occurred in the 1400 block of East Denni Street, firefighters said. The 9-year-old girl was taken to a trauma center in moderate condition.

The filming scenes are about a mile apart, but authorities said they were not immediately sure if the incidents were related.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.




Los Angeles Times

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