Site of Boyle Heights tragedy to be torn down

boyle heights home on pleasant avenue to be demolished 5-26-2016 7-44-21 AM

Photo by Kevin Kuzma

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A demolition crew is preparing to tear down the home that was heavily damaged last February when a car fleeing an unprovoked gang shooting crashed into the front porch, killing a man and woman inside the vehicle.

The 105-year-old home on 1550 Pleasant Avenue attracted more attention when it went up for sale a few weeks after the crash and was designated by the Redfin property site as a  “Hot Home” that would sell quickly. A sale has been pending since March but has not been completed, according to Redfin.

Meanwhile, the Building and Safety Department issued a demolition permit earlier this week to tear down the house. Today, heavy equipment and a demotion crew were spotted outside the home.

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Feb. 7 killing of Maria Cordova, 18, and Henry Sanchez, 19, said Capt. Martin A. Baeza of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division.  Another suspect has been identified but remains at large, he said.

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