Two people were killed and a third was critically wounded when gunfire broke out Tuesday afternoon near a South Los Angeles street corner, authorities said.
At least two victims were initially reported down and a third person was wounded, Officer Muria Banegas said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department later said there were three victims, two of whom were dead upon arrival at a hospital. A third person was in critical condition, the department said.
Police swarmed the area and were setting up a perimeter to search for the attacker.
No other details were immediately available.