Two brothers were killed and another man was left in critical condition during what police believe was a gang-related shooting early this morning in Glassell Park. Meanwhile, in a separate incident in Boyle Heights, one person was killed and a dozen people were injured after a fight broke out at a house party.
In Glassell Park, brothers Jose Martinez, 24, and Samuel Martinez, 20, were shot and killed shortly before 1 A.M. in the 2900 block of Division Street after they were approached by several suspects who asked what gang they were from, police said. The brothers died at the scene. Another man, 19-year-old Marvin Gonzalez was in critical condition with a gun shot wound, said Sgt. Wayne Guillary with the Northeast Division. It’s not clear whether the victims were in a gang or if they lived in the area, he said *. No one has been arrested.
Also early this morning, at about 2 A.M., a Boyle Heights house party in the 1400 block of Los Palos Street near Union Pacific Avenue turned violent after a fight broke out, leaving one man shot dead and about a dozen people injured, reports KTLA. An argument spilled out into the street, where someone opened fire into the crowd.
Update: Police determined that the Martinez brothers were not gang members, L.A. Now reported on Sunday.
* Correction: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that the Glassell Park shooting took place in the 1900 block of Division Street. The correct location of the shooting is the 2900 block of Division.