Lincoln Heights shooting leaves one dead


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police are investigating a suspected gang-related shooting in Lincoln Heights Tuesday afternoon that left one man dead.

At about 3 p.m., police were called to the 1800 block of North Johnston Street where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the head, said Officer Aaron Jefferson with LAPD’s Media Relations. The suspect, a Latino male 25-30 years old, fired at the victim numerous times before fleeing on foot.

The victim, a male Latino 25-35 years old, died at the scene, said Jefferson. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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