Police provide details of Silver Lake shooting

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg earlier this week near Silver Lake Boulevard and Parkman Avenue. The victim told police that a man shot him in the left thigh on Tuesday, May 28 at about 7:45 p.m., according to Lt. Wes Buhrmester of the Rampart Division.

“He was taken to [Kaiser Hospital on Sunset Boulevard] by a relative, where he was treated for a non-life threatening wound, “Burhmester said. “The victim offered no information as to motive or suspect description. Detectives will interview him at a later date in an attempt to obtain more information.”

News of the shooting surfaced on Tuesday when an Eastsider reader, in a comment to a story about a fatal Highland Park shooting that same day, posted information about the Silver Lake incident.  But the Silver Lake shooting could not be confirmed on Wednesday morning when The Eastsider spoke to several Rampart officers about the incident.


  1. Thanks for following up on this, Eastsider. I live a few blocks away and heard the shots. Seems to be more tagging/cross-out tagging than usual lately – which seems to always coincide w/ gun shots. Marathon and Vendome and Laurel and Hardy Park area especially. Saw the police with two guys cuffed and on their knees at Laurel and Hardy Park this afternoon.

  2. You mean, it always seems coincide with June, July, and CHRISTMAS. Fixed that for ya. Yer welcome!

  3. justice for Darrin

    Lt. Wes Buhrmester, any informatin on the stabbing that left Darrin Jeffries dead on May 19, 2013, its been 2 weeks and i havent seen any updates.

  4. Umm… shouldn’t the title of this article be called “Police provide little to no details of Silver Lake shooting”?

    Is Laurel & Hardy Park the triangular park at the bottom of the Music Box Steps?

  5. It’s gang related, so they won’t “rat” anyone out, because that is what snitches do… just let these gang members kill each other off so the LAPD doesn’t have to.

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