Two injured in Northeast L.A. shootings; self-storage proposed for Ernie Jr. site in Eagle Rock

MOrning Report

  • Two persons were injured last night in separate shootings in Cypress Park and Highland Park, police said. One man was shot in the 6100 block of Mesa Avenue at about 7:20 p.m. in what may have been a gang-related shooting, said Sgt. Juan Campos with the LAPD Northeast Division. The victim, who was struck in the leg, was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. In Cypress Park, a woman told officers that she was fired upon from a passing vehicle as she waited for a tow truck near Avenue 26 and Figueroa Street shortly before 7 p.m. The woman was hit in the arm, Campos said. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.  @EagleRock 311 provided an account of the shootings via police scanner.
  • A developer has proposed building a self-storage facility on the site of the former Ernie Jr.’s Taco House, the Eagle Rock Mexican restaurant that closed in August 2014. Developers presented the proposal to the board of the The Eagle Rock Association but the group has not take a position on the project.  The 30,000-square-foot property on Colorado Boulevard next to the 2 Freeway was put up for sale for $4.15 million. ASNC Alert
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