Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Shooting, Three Injured

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shots were fired at a party attended mostly
by teenagers early Sunday following the Nickelodeon Kids Choice
Awards, wounding three people, and police said they suspected gang
members were involved.

The party in the western part of the city was thrown by someone
who had attended the awards, but it was not an official Nickelodeon
function and had no celebrity guests, police Lt. Roger Deranian

No arrests had been made by Sunday morning, police said.
The shooting occurred at about 12:30 a.m. at a drapery store
rented for the party, which drew about 200 young people, Deranian

At least one person opened fire with an automatic weapon on the
crowd after a group of five was denied entry, he said.
The three victims were hit below the waist and did not face life
threatening injuries, he said. They were taken to a hospital.
The annual awards show for the children's television cable
channel aired live Saturday and was hosted by Justin Timberlake.