Monday murder count continues


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Reports from Whittier indicate one teen was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the intersection of Orange Drive and Redman Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Whittier PD. is handling the case. A car described as a four-door sedan was apparently associated with the shooters.

Police say there are witnesses. It is unclear if the witnesses are cooperating, Whittier PD said.

Whittier homicide detectives will handle the investigation.

10:48 p.m. UPDATE:

Here’s the story filed by correspondent Brian Day:

[BYNAME]By Brian Day
[BODY]WHITTIER One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday, officials said.
The victims names were not available, however they were both described as appearing to be in their late teens, said Whittier police Lt. Wyatt Powell<NO1>cq<NO>.
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Orange Drive at Redman Avenue, said Powell.
The victims were standing near the intersection with at least one additional person when a 4-door sedan approached, Powell said.
The car parked to the west of where the group of victims was gathered, exited the vehicle, and opened fire, said Powell.
One of the two struck by gunfire was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. No further details about the deceased were known.
The other victim, a local resident, was taken to the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in unknown condition, Powell said.
Multiple calls reporting the shooting were received, and police interviewed several witnesses, said Powell.
A motive in the shooting remained under investigation late Monday, he added, and a suspect description was not immediately available.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250.


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