One man was fatally shot and another wounded on Sunday night after confronting a tagger defacing the wall of their Beverly Boulevard church in Historic Filpinotown, according to the LAPD Rampart Division. “One victim passed away and the other was taken to a hospital in critical condition,” according to a Facebook posting about the shooting, which took place at about 6:30 p.m. on Beverly Boulevard near Reno Street. KABC reports that the two church members had come out of their storefront church to stop the tagger when a second suspect opened fire on the victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives at (213) 484-3650.
* Update: The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Andres Ordonez, reports L.A. Now. Councilman Eric Garcetti is scheduled to announce a reward to help find the suspects.