Two people were dead at the scene of a car-to-car shooting at the eastern edge of Baldwin Hills on Monday night, officials said.
It’s unclear what led up to the gunfire that broke out around 8:30 p.m., but the driver who was struck ran over a pedestrian in the 4800 block of West Rodeo Road, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Alex Baez and an alert from the L.A. Fire Department.
The shooting was witnessed by police officers, who began pursuing the gunman’s vehicle, Baez said.
The motorist who was shot, a man, died at the scene, as did the pedestrian he hit.
The shooter’s vehicle continued east on Rodeo Road to Farmdale Avenue, where it crashed into a bicyclist, Baez said.
The bicyclist was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, LAFD said, but the extent of that person’s injuries was unclear.
After hitting the cyclist, the suspect was a good distance ahead of the pursuing officers and able to evade them, Baez said.
Investigators were unsure what may have led up to the shooting. They said they had obtained several pieces of video and were analyzing them, but did not provide details on what they included or how they were shot.
Officials were searching for the shooter, but only knew the person was driving a small, light-colored sedan. Police were unable to obtain the license plate number.
LAFD had earlier said only one person was dead at the scene but later issued a correction. And although fire officials previously said a bystander may have been struck by gunfire, it turned out that was the bicyclist hit by the fleeing car.
The scene remained active late Monday night, and no further details were immediately available.