Update: Silver Lake shooting *

Police have tracked down one of the young men who was fired upon during last week’s afternoon shooting in Silver Lake, but the individual – described as a gang member – did not want to cooperate with the investigation, said Capt. Bill Murphy of the LAPD Northeast Division. Murphy, in an email newsletter distributed earlier today, provided this run down of the investigation so far into the February 22* incident at Sunset Boulevard and Lucile Street:

“The crime appears to be gang related. We had several
witnesses that observed two young male victims flee the area. We were able to identify one of these victims – he is a gang member from a small gang in Rampart area. He was not very cooperative (gang members usually are not when they are victims) he admitted he was shot at but gave us little else to work on. We do have some information on a possible suspect and are investigating this. If you know anyone who actually observed the crime, please contact us immediately – when the victims are not cooperating it’s hard to make arrests and get a court filing.”

In other crime news, Murphy also warned residents of Eagle Rock to watch out for bicycle riding burglars who are believed to be responsible for 10 residential break-ins. More details in his newsletter.

* Correction: A previous version of this post gave the wrong date of the shooting. It took place on February 22.

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