LAPD investigates double homicide of brothers in Exposition Park

South Los Angeles, CA - June 01: A cops hold up yellow tape from a double homicide shooting in Exposition Park shooting on Saturday, June 1, 2024 in South Los Angeles, CA. (Michael Blackshire / Los Angeles Times)
Police investigate the scene where two men were shot to death Saturday while sitting in a car in South L.A.'s Exposition Park neighborhood. (Michael Blackshire / Los Angeles Times)

Two brothers were fatally shot Saturday afternoon while sitting in a car in a residential area of Exposition Park, and the shooter is at large, Los Angeles police said.

The victims, identified as Sergio Rios, 34, and Ricardo Rios, 19, were sitting in a sedan in the 1100 block of Browning Boulevard around 2 p.m. when the shooter walked up to the car and opened fire, according to police.

The older brother died at the scene, the younger brother at the hospital, police said. The shooter drove off.

"Homicide detectives are at the scene canvassing for physical evidence," LAPD Capt. Michael Lorenz said. "We have a lot of CCTV footage to look at."

Lorenz said there was "nothing right now" to indicate the shooting was gang-related.

"This could possibly be an isolated incident," Lorenz said. "The suspect actually had a conversation with the victims prior to approaching the vehicle and firing rounds."

A man in a suit standing behind yellow crime scene tape near shell casings, a white tent and several parked vehicles
Shell casings remain on the ground Saturday as a detective investigates the scene where two men were shot to death around 2 p.m. while sitting in a car. (Michael Blackshire / Los Angeles Times)

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