One person injured in Highland Park shooting [update]

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HIGHLAND PARK — One person was shot this afternoon in Highland Park but managed to drive away from the shooting scene and was later involved in a traffic collision on the 110 Freeway, according to preliminary police reports.

The shooting reported at about 4 p.m. took place near Avenue 64 and Roble Avenue, according to LAPD spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas.  The victim then apparently drove to the nearby 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the person’s car was involved in a crash.

No information was available on the victim’s condition or suspects.

Police advised residents this afternoon to avoid the area near Figueroa Street and York Boulevard as they investigated the shooting. Police have also advised drivers from using the 110 Freeway exits and entrances off of Avenue 64.

Today’s shooting comes two days after police investigated a drive-by shooting near Figueroa and Ave 56. There were no reports of injuries from that shooting.

Update:  CBS2 says the victim was shot in the leg during the car-to-car shooting. Police are searching for suspects in a yellow Ford Escape.

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  1. B-But my gentrification! HLP will always be a dump, no matter what the hipsters and “architects” that infest york blvd do.

    • Why are you even commenting here? Don’t be such a pain in the ass.

    • A man was just shot by some human scum…but it’s the hipsters that are “infesting” York? Really. Last I checked, hipsters never shot or stabbed anyone, or tagged people’s property, or dumped their stinky old mattresses on the sidewalk. There are still some dumpy people in HP, but HP is not a dump. It’s an awesome, eclectic neighborhood that’s getting better and better every day.

    • I find it rather disturbing that a reader of The Eastsider immediately posts on each crime report that “Highland Park will always be a dump”. In my experience, people who jump at denigrating others are usually themselves of such low self-esteem that they make such posts mostly to try to feel better about themselves. I hope such posters can get some counseling.

      As for the rest of us, let’s keep working to improve this neighborhood which has some of the most interesting history, architecture, and vibrant arts scene any where in the world.

  2. It seems like every year the shootings increase when the school year starts.

  3. The real question is what’s going on in these areas? And, how is LAPD deploying their officers? It’s so much better to be proactive versus reactive! I personally would like to see mounted police or foot patrol on Figueroa Shopping District and York Blvd near Garvanza area. Also, I would like additional police patrol around Monte Vista…specifically at the cookie box cut apartment buildings that look like our current Starbuck store – jail like!

  4. Oh please! Stuff happens everywhere in this City and HLP is not exempt. This is just a reminder that our community is not exempt from the violence that strikes a big city just because we got an ugly Starbucks and a few trendy restaurants and shops (and a surge of hipsters). Plus the context of the two incidents that happened in Highland Park this week seem to be isolated incidents between people who knew each other or had issues with each other, it was not just some random act of violence. These things happen, in this part of the city as well as many others. Next story…

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