SOUTH GATE – Authorities Thursday identified a man who was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone area near South Gate that left two other people wounded.
The shooting was reported about 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at a liquor store in the 1700 block of Firestone Boulevard, near the Metro A (Blue) Line, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Jason Edwards, 37, of Los Angeles, died in the store’s parking lot, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the sheriff’s department.
Two other shooting victims, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 20s, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No suspect description was provided.
Anyone with information on the crime was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.