BY LUCY GUANUNA
BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police are searching for two taggers who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Boyle Heights, according to the LAPD.
The two suspects were tagging at about 8:30 p.m. near 1st and Gless streets when they shot at the victim, said Officer Drake Madison with LAPD’s media relations department. The victim was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
The suspects fled and are still outstanding, said Madison. Officers believe the incident is gang related.
The investigation is ongoing.
Update: The victim was shot after confronting the taggers, said Capt. Martin Baeza of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342-8900.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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