LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) — Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning — and the Los Angeles Police Department said the attacks may be related.

A 20-year-old woman died in the first shooting at 5:50 a.m. in the San Fernando Valley, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said. Two others were injured at the scene. However, KCAL-TV reported that three others were injured from gunshot wounds.

About 45 minutes later LAPD responded to a call in Sylmar and found a man dead at the scene. He was Hispanic and 25 to 35 years old, KCAL reported.

Approximate distance between first two shootings. (Image source: Google Maps)

Approximate distance between first two shootings. (Image source: Google Maps)

Ten minutes later — at about 6:45 a.m. — KCAL noted a black woman was shot in the head and died at a third location.

One of the victims had special needs, Preciado said, adding that it may have been autism.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a tan or light-colored SUV with tinted windows.

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