Driver, Pedestrian Killed; Bicyclist Badly Injured in Shooting, Crash
BALDWIN VILLAGE, Calif. (August 7, 2018) — Two people died Monday during a car to car shooting and subsequent traffic collision that killed a pedestrian and seriously injured a bicyclist in the 4800 block of West Rodeo Place.
UPDATE: The victims have been identified as Harrison Kristol, 20, of Los Angeles, who was the shooting victim whose car then ran over Laroyice McFarland, 22, who was riding his skateboard.
The incident took place about 8:30 p.m. near Crenshaw Boulevard. A witness told authorities he saw two vehicles approaching one another at roughly 15 to 20 mph prior to the shooting and collision. The driver of one of the vehicles shot directly into the other vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was shot and killed. After he was shot, his vehicle struck the skateboarder. The bicyclist was struck by the suspect who shot the driver as he attempted to flee the scene. The car collided with another vehicle and the cyclist was pinned underneath one of the vehicles.
The bicyclist was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Police are investigating this crime and collision to determine what exactly took place. They are searching for one of the suspects whose vehicle was only described as a light-colored car. It’s unknown at this time of the shooting was gang-related or some sort of road rage.
Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the people responsible for the shooting and subsequent traffic accident. The suspect’s vehicle may be a dark-grey Kia sedan. Witnesses may call homicide detectives at (323) 786-5100, or (877) LAPD-247.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, a full investigation is underway to locate the suspect.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two people who died and prayers to the bicyclist who was hurt.
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