Man, woman dead and child wounded following Hawthorne shooting

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a shooting involving police has killed a man and woman and wounded a 12-year-old boy in Hawthorne.

It happened at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Los Angeles suburb.

Authorities say it appears that a gunman opened fire on a Mercedes, killing a woman at the wheel before a police officer on patrol saw him firing at the car and shot him.

Both the man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names haven’t been released.

A 12-year-old boy in the Mercedes was wounded. He was taken to the hospital but there’s no immediate word on his condition.

There’s also no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

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