- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in southern Los Angeles County are investigating the shooting of a man who was one of five occupants in a car destroyed by fire.

Police in Torrance say there were reports early Sunday of shots fired, followed by another call of a car on fire.

When officers arrived they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. All five occupants managed to escape the flames. One of them, an unidentified 24-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/27OHopw ) the victim is expected to survive.

Sgt. Paul Kranke says all the occupants of the car - three males and two females - have been uncooperative with detectives so it remains unclear how the fire started or what prompted the shooting.

Police have not named any suspects.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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