Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sunday morning shooting leaves two dead in East L.A. park [updated]


EAST LOS ANGELES –– Two men were fatally shot this morning near the basketball courts at Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff”s Department.

Deputies who responded to a report of a shooting at about 11 a.m. found two adult Latino males on the ground near the basketball courts of the Whittier Boulevard park. One man was pronounced dead at the scene; the second died later at a hospital, said an LASD statement. ABC 7 reported that the victims were brothers who had grown up in East L.A. but had moved to the Antelope Valley.

Witnesses told investigators that three suspects – a heavyset Latino man, a heavyset Latina woman and a Latino male juvenile –  were engaged in a brief conversation  when the adult male adult fired a handgun multiple times at the victims. The suspects  ran in the direction of Ditman Avenue and out of view, according to a summary of the incident.

No weapon has been recovered.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE @ 4:26 p.m.: The story has been updated with the death of the second victim.


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  1. Female Latino women are my favorite kind of Latino women.

  2. Such respect for Ruben Salazar. What community spirit. What community?

  3. They are beautiful, all the women of the world
    God really created them to be our perfect companions.
    We just messed it up, but in the end everything will be back on course. Have a wonderful day creatures of this world…

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