Two people killed in South LA by driver fleeing police, LAPD says

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A driver reportedly on the run from police ran into a man and a woman in South Los Angeles on Tuesday and killed them.

Officers responded to a report of domestic violence on the 4800 block of Figueroa Street around 11:30 a.m., said Tony Im, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. They found no traces of domestic violence and left, but were recalled to the same location around 12:40 PM

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The suspect, described only as a man, fled in his vehicle, I said, adding that officers searched the area but did not pursue the driver.

Police found the suspect’s vehicle, which hit a man and a woman on West 52nd Place and South Flower Street, I said.

The suspect was hospitalized and his condition was unknown Tuesday night, Im said. Both victims were pronounced dead on the spot.

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Video from the crash site showed a sedan with severe damage to the front and windshield, sitting next to what appeared to be a street encampment with a destroyed awning, and two bodies covered by white sheets nearby.

I was unable to provide any information about the living situation of the victims.

The suspect was hospitalized and his condition was unknown Tuesday night, Im said. Both victims were pronounced dead on the spot.

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Further information, including the names of the suspects and victims, expected charges and whether impairment was a factor in the crash, was not available Tuesday.

OnScene.TV contributed to this report.

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