Two injured in Lincoln Heights taco stand shooting

A man and a boy were injured early this morning at a Lincoln Heights taco stand after they were hit by gunshots intended for someone else, police said. The victims, a 23-year-old male and 13-year-old male, were transported to a hospital for treatment after multiple shots were fired from a vehicle at about 1:44 a.m. near North Broadway and S. Avenue 19, said LAPD spokeswoman Sara Faden.  “They were hit by accident,” said Faden, citing preliminary information.

The victims were at the taco stand when a four-door vehicle with three male passengers pulled up and opened fire, according to police reports. The 23-year-old victim  suffered a gunshot wound in the leg; a bullet grazed the back of the 13-year-old, Faden said. Both were reported to be in stable condition.  Faden said the information about the shooting is based on early reports and may change as the investigation continues.


  1. I’m thankful the victims weren’t more seriously injured and can recover from their wounds. Call me Captain Semantic, but since the bullets that struck them were intentionally fired it would be more correct for the LAPD spokesperson to say they were unintended targets rather than report that they were hit by accident. The shooter didn’t pull the trigger by mistake.

  2. Oh, no big deal, it was an accident!

  3. a 13 year old out for tacos at 1:30am? what a great parent!

  4. Was the guy arrested by accident?

  5. Lame gangbangers at it again!

  6. Lincoln Heights Resident

    So sick of this Vatos -Playing Cowboys & Indians in Lincoln Heights.
    We pay our taxes, try to better the Community while these ‘gang bangers’, Destroy the community with shottings, claiming territory along with their tagging as well…Most of these guys still live at home with their Parents!

    Get a life-

  7. This is getting a little scary for those of us that live in Ave 19. There were multiple gun shots on Friday just 3 houses down from us. What is going on on this side of LHTS?

  8. The only reason these guys are still alive is because the shooters can’t shoot for shi*. All those rounds fired only two bullets manage to hit them they’re bad shots can’t you guys do anything right, I bet they can’t even wipe their butts rights either losers.

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