One man was killed and a woman injured Monday night after they came under fire while walking on a Boyle Heights street near Mariachi Plaza and a popular strip of restaurants and bars. The man and woman were walking on the 1800 block of E. First Street when a gunman fired several rounds at about 11:40 p.m., according to an LAPD spokeswoman. The 41-year-old male victim died in a hospital; the female victim is in stable condition. It’s not clear what prompted the shooting or if it is gang related.
* Update: The male victim has been identified as 42-year-old Eddie Banks, according to The Voice. The female victim was with his girlfriend. LAPD is asking that anyone with information about the shootings call Hollenbeck Division homicide detectives Carrillo or Alfaro at (323) 342-8959 or (323) 342-8956.