Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead


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.

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  1. Defend Boyle Heights! Get rid of the artists and art galleries! Cheap rent and gang violence for all!

    • You joke but that’s literally what they want. Not a peep out of them about gang murders, but god forbid a coffee shop opens up and they’re ready to raise hell. They secretly love gangs and violence because they think it will keep newcomers away. It’s sick and sociopathic.

  2. Where is Defend Boyle Heights? Shouldn’t they be protesting yet another killing in their neighborhood? Oh no…too busy plotting the ouster of a ‘hipster’ coffee shop.

  3. “They secretly love gangs ”
    Who is they?

  4. Change love for afraid and you might have a point.

  5. @Nobody. You are either way late to the conversation or you have your head in the sand.

    The “defend Boyle Heights” organization is who people on this thread are talking about. Rather than embrace new comers into the already diverse neighborhood, They take stances that are boldly racist. Flip any one of the statements they have said to come from a white persons mouth? That would probably insight riots in BH.

    The grossly undereducated populate of the area are having a difficult time grasping the natural market forces at work. No matter how much trash left on the street, sofas on the lawns, hoopties in the front yard and goons killing each other, the inevitable will happen. Want to benefit versus be forced out? Save up, buy that place your living in whilst it’s cheap as so many others have done.

    • I understand what you’re sayings and agree,but to suggest that people love gangs is just silly.people in these neighborhood’s know all too well that gangs won’t hesitate to retaliate against anyone who targets them.even police aren’t immune from gang hits.
      My response is to all those who ask why people don’t protest against gangs the way they do against gentrification..people don’t want to die,that’s why.

  6. ^ white people comments

  7. HipsterLivesMatter

    I came here for the comments section, did not disappoint

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