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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Woman injured in Silver Lake shooting *

Map of Silver Lake shooting on Glendale Boulevard near Brier Street.The 30-year-old woman was shot Saturday night in the 2300 block of Glendale Boulevard during an attempted robbery near a strip of popular bars and restaurants. The woman was shot in the arm during the struggle with the robber – described as a male Latino wearing a green hooded sweatshirt – at about 9:40 PM on Glendale Boulevard near Brier Avenue, said Sgt. Asatur Mkrtchyan at the Northeast Division. No information was available on her condition.* The shooter was still at large.

Saturday’s night shooting took place amid a small but increasingly popular hub of Silver Lake shopping and nightlife surrounded by homes and apartments. Long time establishments – such as the Red Lion bar and Rockaway Records – has been joined in recent years by new businesses – including Silver Lake Wine, Cha Cha Lounge and Gingergrass restaurant – as well as the new Silver Lake Library, which opened last year.

In February, an afternoon shooting on Sunset Boulevard left no one injured but raised fears about street crime in Silver Lake. Last night’s shooting has already triggered some anxiety. “The recent crime wave in Silverlake makes me nervous,” said a person on The Eastsider’s Facebook Page. “Our community used to feel safe.”

But there was little sign of anxiety on the block last night. Less than three hours after the shooting, crowds of people were gathered around the entrances to the Red Lion and Cha Cha Lounge.

*Update: LA Now reports the woman’s injury was not life threatening. Some updated news reports now say the woman was 32 years old and the suspect wore a blue sweatshirt.

Related story:
In Silver Lake, some believe the LAPD lacks transparency. But is that true? LAist

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7 comments

  1. There have been a string of robberies in Silver Lake and the LAPD failed to notify the community and then this woman is shot. The LAPD failed to tell us last year about a rash of robberies in Silver Lake. I'm gonna call Labonge and Garcetti!

  2. I am not a letter writer, but lately I think that the only way these guys will hear us is through an onslaught of public input and concern. Contact LaBonge and Garcetti…. Let them hear you……

  3. Since when has it been cool to shoot at people? A purse is really worth someone's life?

  4. That "cool" comment is strange. It really trivializes this horrible incident. No crime is "cool.". Would you be okay with the coolness of these crimes if only the robbers understood that shooting is uncool and pummeled the victim instead? Please, if you're going to comment, let's keep it in the realm of seriousness this dangerous crime deserves to be treated with. Not high school missives about what's cool and uncool.

  5. Plus it was a really, really, cute purse.

  6. crime has been happening forever in this neighborhood! It's funny to me that people think just because hipsters move here, that it's all of a sudden safe, and that the police will pay more attention. You live in the city, be careful. This is only going to get worse with the economy…

  7. My friend and I got rob the weekend before that at around the same place.the robber was hispanic

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