April 11, 2022

USA: 2 People Killed, 5 Others Wounded In A Mass Shooting 3pm Sunday In Unincorporated Willowbrook Area Of Los Angeles Near 105 And 110 Freeway. 2 SUV's Identified On Security Cameras

KTLA 5 published April 11, 2022: 2 killed, 5 injured in Willowbrook shooting. 
CBS Los Angeles published April 11, 2022: Two killed, 5 wounded in shooting in Willowbrook neighborhood. Two people were killed, including a teen boy, and another five wounded, in a shooting in a residential Willowbrook neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Tina Patel reports.
FOX 11 Los Angeles published April 10, 2022: Two dead, five others shot after shooting in Willowbrook. Seven people were shot, two of whom were killed during a shooting in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon. Authorities say one of the victims was just 17 years old. Chelsea Edwards spoke to people from the neighborhood about what happened.
CBS Los Angeles published April 10, 2022: Sheriff's report an additional victim struck by gunfire in Willowbrook, bringing total to seven. As Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators continue to survey the scene of a fatal shooting that took placein Willowbrook Sunday afternoon, they have learned that a seventh victim was struck by gunfire. They were able to take themselves to the hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. In all, two people were killed and five wounded as a result of the shooting. Joy Benedict was on the scene to gather information as it was announced.

Los Angeles Times
written by Connor Sheets and Laura Newberry
Sunday April 10, 2022

Two people were killed and five others were wounded Sunday afternoon in a shooting in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

The shooting was reported at 4:13 p.m. at the 12200 block of Blakley Avenue near East 122nd Street, a residential area. A 17-year-old boy and an adult male were declared dead at the scene, authorities said. Five other people were taken to hospitals to be treated for gunshot wounds.

Laquincy Zimmerman was at church when she got the call that her son had been shot. She rushed to her home on a tree-lined residential block in Willowbrook just west of Compton Avenue and, arriving before the police, saw two people lying dead in the street and others injured in what she described to The Times as a drive-by shooting. She said her son was among the wounded but declined to give his name.

“The 17-year-old was lying dead right there in the street,” Zimmerman said, pointing up Blakely Avenue past yellow police tape toward 122nd Place. “My house was torn up. Shattered glass, everything.”

Speaking Sunday night near the shooting scene, Zimmerman said her 21-year-old son was shot in both legs and taken to a hospital. “He’s in surgery now,” she said about 9 p.m.

Officials did not confirm Zimmerman’s account, saying that the investigation was still ongoing.

Zimmerman said a Nest camera on her neighbor’s porch captured video of two SUVs — one red, one black — shooting rapid-fire along a quiet block in this unincorporated South Los Angeles neighborhood. The video has been turned over to law enforcement, she said.

Zimmerman said that when she got to the scene minutes after the shooting, there were “over 100 shells on the ground. Two-and-a-half inch bullets, like from an AK-47.”

A weekly motorcycle rider gathering was underway on the block, but she does not believe the motorcycle riders were the target of the shooting.

“I’ve seen shooting here before,” Zimmerman said. “But what were they thinking shooting like that here today? Our kids were outside playing and everything.”


written by Contributing Editor
Monday April 11, 2022

Two people killed in a shooting in the unincorporated Willowbrook area — including a 17-year-old boy — were identified Monday, while sheriff’s investigators continued efforts to determine what led to the gunfire.

Devin Pugh, 17, of Downey, and Timothy Ford Sr., 40, of Moreno Valley in Riverside County, died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday in the 12200 block of Blakley Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the sheriff’s department.

Five other people were hit by gunfire and were taken to hospitals. A man in his 50s and three men in their 40s were taken to hospitals by paramedics, Deputy Tracy Koerner said. A woman in her 40s took herself to a hospital. All wounds were believed not life-threatening.

A motive for the shootings was unknown. Video from the scene showed dozens of shell casings scattered in the area, and witnesses described hearing multiple bursts of gunshots.

No suspect descriptions were available.

Anyone with information on the attack was asked to call:
the LASD’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500 or
Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-TIPS (8477)

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