Tragic New Year’s Day Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 8 Injured in Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Two people were fatally shot and eight others were injured in a shooting during a New Year’s Day party in a commercial area of downtown Los Angeles, authorities reported. Police officers, who were responding to a shooting around 1 a.m. Monday, arrived to find a chaotic scene with people fleeing and several individuals wounded on the street and sidewalk, according to a news release.

The victims included a man and a woman who died at the scene. The number of injured individuals was initially reported as three, but an update later in the day indicated that eight people had been wounded. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Authorities believe that the shooting erupted from a dispute at the party, which took place in an industrial area housing warehouses and commercial buildings. As of now, there is no information available about any suspects involved in the shooting.

On the same day, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into another shooting that left one woman dead and four others injured in Hawthorne, Calif. According to KABC-TV, one of the victims was in critical condition, while the other three were listed as stable. No arrests have been made, and information about the suspects is not yet available.

In summary, a shooting at a New Year’s Day party in downtown Los Angeles left two people dead and eight others injured, while a separate shooting in Hawthorne left one woman dead and four others wounded. Authorities are still working to gather more information about both incidents.