BOYLE HEIGHTS — One man was killed early this morning during what may have been a gang-related shooting in the sprawling Wyvernwood apartment complex, police said. The fatal shooting comes as the neighborhood experiences a surge in violence.
The shooting was reported at 1:12 a.m. in the 2800 block of The Mall Street, said Sgt Kevin Moore with the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. No one is in custody and Moore had no further details about the incident as of this morning.
Before today’s killing, there have been a dozen homicides so far this year in Boyle Heights, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report. Five of those homicides involved officer-involved shootings.
Update: L.A. Now describes the victim as a 35-year-old male who was killed during a “walk-up” shooting.
- More Boyle Heights stories
- Got a story, tip, question or photo to share? Submit it here
The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land in your in email in box around 7 p.m. It’s free to sign up!
Once you submit your information, please check your email box to confirm your subscription.