1 Dead, Several Wounded in Watts Shooting

November 18, 2018 - 10:23 am
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 LOS ANGELES (CNS/KNX 1070) - Authorities are investigating a shooting at a Watts home this morning that was followed by an officer-involved shooting and left one person dead and "several individuals" taken to local hospitals, a police officer said.

Officers were dispatched at 5:40 a.m. to 95th Street and Defiance Avenue on a report that a person was shot, said Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.

An officer-involved shooting occurred at the location and "several individuals" have been taken to local hospitals, said Lopez, adding that he had no other immediate information.

One person's been killed and four others wounded in a domestic-violence attack this morning in Watts that also involved police gunfire. CBS-2's Joy Benedict says the shots were fired at-and-around a home on Defiance Avenue near 95th Street. That man ended up being wounded by a police officer. And most of the four people he allegedly shot are said to be members of his family, including a grandmother. But it's not clear yet which of them died -- or exactly what sparked the violence in the first place.

This story is developing.