HAWTHORNE, Calif. – A woman was killed and five others were injured in a shooting near a strip mall in Hawthorne early Sunday. The victims were gathered at the strip mall when the shooting occurred, leaving one man in critical condition and four others in stable condition. The ages and cities of residence for the injured individuals were not immediately available.
The motive behind the gathering and the shooting remains unclear, with authorities stating that the victims were congregating at the strip mall for unknown reasons. Police responded to the call of gunshots at 12:27 a.m. Sunday and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Other victims were also found at surrounding hospitals, one of whom succumbed to her injuries.
As of now, the medical examiner’s office has not yet identified the deceased woman. Detectives are currently working on gathering more information about the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, urging anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau or Crime Stoppers.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in providing any relevant information that may aid in their efforts to apprehend the perpetrator(s). The incident has left the community in shock and mourning, with concerns raised about the safety and security of public spaces in the area.
This tragic event has prompted a renewed call for vigilance and cooperation among community members and law enforcement to prevent such senseless acts of violence from occurring. The authorities are committed to pursuing justice for the victims and ensuring the safety of the community as they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.