Echo Park homicide victim identified

Memorial for shooting victim

Memorial for shooting victim


ECHO PARK — The man who was shot dead Monday night near Mohawk and Montana streets has been identified as 36-year-old William Perea, said Detective Andrew St. Pierre with the LAPD Northeast Division.

Perea was shot at about 9:30 p.m., with residents saying they heard multiple shots fired.

There have been reports that police have been searching for two male suspects, but St. Pierre couldn’t confirm that information.  Northeast Division Capt. Arturo Sandoval said no suspects were in custody as of late Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting took place in an area with gang activity. But so far there is no indication that the shooting was gang related, St. Pierre said.

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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  1. Please let me know if you have any suspects about this tragedy of my beloved son WILLIAM PEREA. I am so distraught over his untimely death. He was murdered and no one deserves to be killed like this. Thank you
    Father, William Joseph Perea.

    • I am deeply sorry for your loss! It’s so sad that this type of violence continues to persist in the city of Los Angeles.

    • Sorry for your loss, my son was also gunned down by cowards in that city a year ago. People have no idea what they do to us as family members when they take someone that we hold dear to us.. Hope they find the cowards that took your loved one.

    • I’m so sorry. As a neighbor to this deep tragedy I cannot think of your son’s murder daily. My prayers are with your family.

    • Sympathy with your family during this difficult time, the community is there to support you and end gang violence. There is so much more to life!

  2. Dear William, we are shocked and devastated by your loss and this meaningless violence. Your son will not be forgotten by us. As a mother, I cannot imagine your pain. With respect and love.

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