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.
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