After two children were shot on Tuesday in the vicinity of Loyola High School in the Pico-Union area, police are looking for suspects. Around 4:30 p.m., Los Angeles police were alerted of a shooting along Pico Boulevard and Catalina Street.
Although both victims are children, their ages and identities have not been made public.
When police came, they discovered one victim with injuries laying on the sidewalk. Police took them to a nearby hospital for treatment. The second victim was taken to the hospital by a bystander.
After the gunshot, at least three male suspects left the area, according to authorities.
A dispute allegedly started just before the shooting, according to witnesses. Reporters on the site found at least nine shell casings.
The suspects’ ages are estimated to be between 18 and 20. They were last spotted with backpacks and white shirts with baggy jeans. A black sedan, presumably an Acura, that belonged to the suspects was last seen traveling east on Pico Boulevard.
According to authorities, as of right now, one victim is still in surgery, while the other is in stable condition.
Investigations into the incident are still ongoing.