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CARSON – A man was fatally shot Monday in Carson. Investigators responded to the shooting around 12:20 p.m. in the 500 block of East Fairhaven Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died. It was unclear what motivated the shooting, and there was no description of a suspect immediately available. Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

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COMPTON – A collision involving a Metro bus and another vehicle in the Compton area Monday left four occupants of the vehicle critically hurt and the bus driver with minor injuries, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to Rosecrans Avenue and San Pedro Street about 10:25 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. According to a statement Monday from Metro, “This morning, a vehicle collided with an eastbound Metro 127 bus at Rosecrans Avenue at San Pedro Street in West Ranch Dominguez. The Metro bus operator was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. There were no reported…

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PALMS – An 18-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a pop-up carnival in the Palms community of Los Angeles being held as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division station and youth programs, multiple sources said Sunday. The stabbing was reported around 11 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Keystone Avenue, which was shutdown shortly afterward, according to NBC4. Witnesses said there was a fight just before the stabbing, but no further details were available. Police told NBC4 the man was stabbed in the stomach and died of his injuries at the scene. No…

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LOS ANGELES – Actress Jane Seymour and ESPN sports analyst and commentator Stephen A. Smith will be among the honorees Sunday at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 66th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala. Seymour will receive the Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award, honoring her active support of numerous charitable causes, most notably her Open Heart Foundation, which supports children in need and creates awareness for women’s heart health. Smith, best known for his work on ESPN’s “First Take” morning show and as a longtime analyst on “NBA Countdown,” will receive the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Press Club’s…

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EL SEGUNDO – Authorities provided more details Sunday about a multi-vehicle crash on a freeway off-ramp near LAX that killed two teenagers and sent another to a hospital. California Highway Patrol officers responded just before 3 a.m. Saturday to the Nash Street off-ramp on the westbound Glen Anderson (105) Freeway, where they learned a vehicle flew off the ramp and crashed into three vehicles in the LAX FedEx Air Freight employee parking lot, according to CHP Officer Sergio Garcia. A 2016 Lexus was speeding westbound on the freeway and failed to negotiate the off-ramp, going over the concrete barrier and…

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LOS ANGELES – There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Saturday evening’s SuperLotto Plus drawing, pushing the estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing to $47 million. There were three tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, at a convenience store in Tarzana, a liquor store in Tustin and a gas station in Salinas, and each is worth $14,128, the California Lottery announced. The numbers drawn Saturday night were 7, 36, 37, 38, 43 and the Mega number was 8. The jackpot was $46 million.

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LONG BEACH – A gunman in Long Beach fired into two vehicles, leaving a woman with a wound to the upper body, authorities said Saturday. Officers dispatched to a “shots” call at about 9:50 p.m. Friday in the 2300 block of Locust Avenue spoke to a man, woman and teenager who told them that a suspect fired a gun while they were in a vehicle and missed them, the Long Beach Police Department reported. While they were there, a hospital reported to police that they were treating a woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers responded to that hospital and…

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EL SEGUNDO – Two people were killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway Saturday in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport. California Highway Patrol officers responded at approximately 2:56 a.m. to the westbound freeway and the Nash Street off-ramp where they learned one of the vehicles flew off the off-ramp and crashed into another vehicle on the LAX FedEx Air Freight employee parking lot, according to CHP Officer Sergio Garcia. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C8hWys-JuDV/?igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Two victims, whose gender, age or names were not known, were pronounced dead at the scene, Garcia said. According to…

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LOS ANGELES – A 36-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles Friday and taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Officers responded to the intersection of 27th and San Pedro streets around 4:35 p.m. Friday regarding a report of shots fired, where several suspects approached the victim in their vehicle and began shooting the man from the passenger seat, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison said. The victim was taken to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, with the extent of his injuries unknown. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.…

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LOS ANGELES – A man was shot and killed Friday evening on or near a Metro Expo Line train in Baldwin Hills, where at least three suspects fled the scene on skateboards. Officers responded to the La Cienega/Jefferson station at the intersection of Jefferson and La Cienega boulevards around 7:20 p.m. where the man was discovered unresponsive, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison. An argument on the street level of the Expo/La Cienega Station escalated and continued onto the train, where a suspect pulled out a gun and shot the man, who died at the scene, Los…

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LOS ANGELES – One man was killed and another person injured in a shooting Friday in South Los Angeles. Officers responded to the 700 block of 77th Street between Hoover and Figueroa streets around 12:25 p.m. Friday on a report of shots fired, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One man died at the scene, and another person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. It was unclear what may have motivated the shooting, and there was no description of a suspect. Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to contact LAPD South Bureau Homicide Division detectives…

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MISSION HILLS – No arrests were made as officers arrived at the tail end of a street takeover in Mission Hills, where witnesses said at least 200 people were in attendance in the midst of fireworks and vehicles performing “donuts” and “turnouts,” authorities said Friday. Officers were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to Devonshire Street and Woodman Avenue, near Devonwood Park, amid reports of “fireworks and cars doing `donuts,”‘ the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relation Division reported. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C8fPyFtPazS/?igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== No arrests were made. KTLA5 reported that a pickup truck lost a wheel while in the process of doing a “turnout,”…

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LOS ANGELES – After hosting a presentation earlier this week on the issue of housing in Los Angeles, Mayor Karen Bass is encouraging landlords Friday to rent to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness. Bass, alongside the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, asked more property owners to participate in the Homeless Incentive Program, which offers incentives to landlords who rent their units to homeless individuals. The funding and housing vouchers are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and given to housing authorities such as HACLA to help disabled, homeless, low-income and senior…

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LOS ANGELES – City Councilman Kevin de León is expected Friday to officially begin the process of renaming downtown’s Pershing Square as “Biddy Mason Park,” in honor of a former slave who became a prominent L.A. citizen and landowner in the 1850s. According to de León’s office, the renaming would serve as a symbolic and overdue recognition of Bridget “Biddy” Mason’s life. Born into slavery in Georgia in 1818, she came to Los Angeles and became a nurse and co-founded the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. On Wednesday — Juneteenth — the councilman announced his intention to rename Pershing Square. His…

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LONG BEACH – An investigation was continuing Thursday into the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man in Long Beach. Officers were sent to the 2600 block of East Anaheim Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding an unresponsive man on the ground who sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The responding officers attempted life-saving measures until the arrival of Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, who took the victim to a hospital, where he later died, police said. Investigators determined that the victim, Josue Manuel Matos of Long Beach, was engaged in a…

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