A pair of noontime shootings in Historic Filipinotown and Boyle Heights have left one person dead and two injured. In Boyle Heights, a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot in his car shortly after 12 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sheridan Street near State Street. The victim, who was a gang member, attempted to drive off following the shooting but his vehicle hit a 51-year-old man nearby, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera (preliminary reports from the scene had initially said that two victims had been shot). No information was immediately available about the condition of the 51-year-old victim or the search for suspects.
Meanwhile, in Historic Filipinotown, police sealed off the area near Beverly Boulevard and Vendome Street following a shooting at 11:55 a.m. that left one man injured. “Officers arrived to find a male adult with gunshots to his legs,” said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. ” He is an admitted gang member, and had some type of conversation with a member of another gang, which culminated in that person shooting him. The victim will survive his wounds, and was transported by paramedics to an area emergency room.
The suspect was described as a male adult with a black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He had been seen in a nearby alley following the shooting.
* This post had been updated.