On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 3:17 PM, 3 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 7 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 2 EMS Battalion Captains, 1 Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, DOT, L.A. Unified School Police and LAPD Newton Division, all under the Unified Command of LAFD and LAPD, responded to a reported SHOOTING incident at 1066 E. Vernon Av. in the South Los Angeles/Newton area.
Frantic calls into the OCD Dispatch Center indicated that several people had been shot and were down in the parking lot of Jack in the Box, located at the intersection of Vernon and Central . Fire personnel responded to the scene and staged in a safe location until the scene had been determined secure to enter by LAPD. Firefighters found several individuals of different ages with a variety of injuries. As the patients were being assessed and treated, Fire personnel were alerted to two additional patients that were located at a near by middle school, who had fled there seeking refuge and safety from the shooting incident. Another patient walked up late into the incident with minor injuries.
All were quickly assessed and provided triage tags indicating the severity of their individual injuries. Four were transported from the incident in critical condition, all females ages 11, 12, 10 and 49. There were 4 patients that received minor injuries, three males, 14, 48 and 69 and one 12 year old female. All patients were transported to area hospitals.
(video)Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
Los Angeles Fire Department