Two carloads of furious people yelling at each Labor Day afternoon along Florence Avenue in South Central whipped into the Green Forrest Car Wash and continued their verbal rage until one man pulled out a handgun and shot two men to death.
The apparent road rage was in full swing as the cars drove west along Florence past Hoover Street around 2:15 p..m and pulled into the moderately busy car wash, authorities and a witness said. One of shot men, ages 29 and 26, died at the scene, the other was transported to California Hospital and pronounced.
"It does not at this time appear to be gang-related," said Lt. Jeff Nolte , the officer-in-charge of LAPD's South Bureau Homicide, adding that several males fled on foot from the scene after the shooting.
Minutes after the shooting at the car wash, a few blocks away, bystanders saw a man flee a blue SUV and jump over a fence. As of 7 p.m. tonight, no arrest had been.