BOYLE HEIGHTS — Authorities are searching for three suspects involved in the shooting death of a man outside the Soto Street Gold Line Station on Saturday night.
The victim, a black male, became involved in a verbal confronation after being appraoched by three Latino suspects in their 20s near the station’s street elevators shortly after 7 p.m, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, which is in charge of security at Metro stations and trains. One of the suspect shot the victim numerous times.
The suspects fled westbound on First Street. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital.
An LASD spokeswoman said no one was in custody as of this morning.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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