ANGELENO HEIGHTS — A 28-year-old man died after he was shot in the torso shortly after midnight.
Police, responding to calls of multiple gunshots, found the victim inside his apartment on East Edgeware Road near Kellam Avenue, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. Buhrmester provided more details about the shooting:
As officers arrived, they saw no one injured, but shortly afterward were directed to an apartment on the east side of Edgeware Road. Inside was the victim, who had been shot in the torso. He was transported to a local trauma center, where he passed away. Investigation revealed perhaps some type of dispute occurred resulting in a suspect or suspects shooting and killing the victim, whose name has not yet been officially released.
The victim, who had a medical condition that prevented him from working, was often seen walking in the neighborhood, residents told detectives. “He was described as non-threatening, and not an aggressive or alarming fellow,” Burhmester said.
It’s not clear if the shooting was gang related.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked the call the LAPD’s anonymous tip line at (877) 527-3247, or the Rampart Watch Commander, 24 hours a day at (213) 484-3400.