The shootings occurred within hours of one another, but police have not said if they’re connected. In the latest, four suspects fled on bike.
A pair of shootings in less than 10 hours and just a couple miles apart from each other have police searching for six suspects on Christmas Eve in the Canoga Park areas. Authorities have not said if the shootings are connected.
A man in his 40s was shot at a home in Canoga Park just before 1 a.m. on the 8000 block of Loma Verde Avenue. According to police, several suspects on bikes approached the man in his garage, and shot him in the stomach. Investigators have not said what led to that shooting, adding that four men are being sought who fled on bicycles.
The incident followed an earlier shooting at at 3:15 p.m. Monday at a home on the 6900 block of Variel Avenue near Hart Street, also in Canoga Park. In that shooting, a man was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Eric Eppolito said. Once again, police did not release details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
Two men are still being sought, he said, but suspect descriptions were not released.
Anyone with information was asked to call the LAPD’s Topanga Division at 818-756-4811. Tipsters can also call the LAPD’s 24-hour tipline at 877-527- 3247, or by contacting Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.