9300 BLOCK OF SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA
A young man died and two people were wounded in a related series of shootings in unincorporated Athens Christmas night. Sheriff's officials are treating the nearby attacks as one incident, but details were scant.
The dead man, whose name was unavailable, was 18-years-old, sheriff's officials said. He was hit by gunfire in the 9300 block of South Vermont Avenue when shooting began about 9:15 p.m. Friday in an area near Watts.