15-year-old killed during Lincoln Heights bike theft

The boy was shot and killed Saturday night on Mission Road near North Broadway after two men demanded his bike, officials told  L.A. Now. An 11-year-old girl who was nearby was wounded by a stray bullet.  Miguel Machuca, who suffered a chest wound, was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. The girl, who was shot in the back, was in stable condition.  LAPD is asking that anyone with information on the shooting should call Hollenbeck Division homicide detectives Chavarria or Rios at (323) 342-8957.


  1. How unspeakably sad. We will pray for him and his family.

  2. Apparently the victims brother was “jumped” by Lincoln Heights area gang members and Miguel rode his bike over there to clear things up.

    On Sunday, friends of the victim held a car wash to raise funds to bury Machuca and the walls all over the projects were “tagged” with “RIP SILENT” the gang moniker for Machuca.

    It is very unfortunate that these young men do not see the bigger picture that they are fighting over turf that does not belong to them.

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