Two Homicides Tuesday Afternoon: Western Ave. and Venice Blvd; 62nd and Harvard Blvd.

Details are few as of now, but two men were shot to death in separate incidents Tuesday afternoon and police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the assailants.

In the first deadly encounter at 1570 S. Western Avenue near Venice Boulevard, two men became involved in a verbal dispute which quickly escalated. The suspect, a male Hispanic approximately 18-years-old, produced a handgun and shot a male Hispanic, 24,  in the back. The shooter immediately fled the scene on foot. 

The victim was transported to Cedars Sinai Hospital where he later died. 

The incident is likely gang-related. Anyone with information can call the LAPD's Olympic Division detectives at ( 213) 382-6628

In the other killing, shortly before 4 p.m., at least two black males exited a vehicle nears Harvard Recreation Center on 62nd Street and Harvard Boulevard and approached a male black seated in the driver's seat of his car. The suspects fired multiple rounds, striking the victim in the head and upper torso. 

The shooters fled in their car, possibly a white Chrysler. 

The victim was taken to California Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

This was a gang related killing.

Anyone with information can call the LAPD's Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5100