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Lincoln Heights shooting leaves one dead [updated]

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BY LUCY GUANUNA

LINCOLN HEIGHTS  —   One man was was killed on Monday during a drive-by shooting near a busy Lincoln Heights intersection.

The victim, 25-year-old Danny Chea, was driving his vehicle near   North Broadway and Griffin Avenue when shots were fired from a black Mustang at about 2:30 p.m., said Detective Jose Ramirez with the LAPD Hollenbeck Division.  Chea lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the King Taco at the corner. A dent was left in the wall of the restaurant but no patrons were injured in the crash, Ramirez said.

Chea suffered gunshot wounds to his head and torso, according to previous police reports. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting appears to be gang related.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anybody with information of the shooting is urged to call Detective Ramirez at (323) 342-8964.

UPDATE on Wednesday, Oct. 26: A previous version of this story said that the shooting took place at about 11 a.m. as the victim was walking in front of the restaurant. That information, which was provided by LAPD, turned out to be wrong.  The story has been updated to reflect the new description of the crime from police.

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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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15 comments

  1. Get your information right. It wasn’t in the morning. The shooting was after school when all the kids where leaving. My kids saw the ending results. Smh

    • Police said the shooting took place at about 11 am based on a preliminary report. We are seeking an update from homicide detectives.

    • I was just telling my husband the same that this incident happened after 2pm.i was at the ranchera market next to the king taco bakery at 2pm n nothing had happened well i was shopping.then after 2:40p as im driving back from Alhambra thats when all the police were there. True fact!

    • You are right! The LAPD today provided an update of the crime that said the shooting took place at about 2:30 pm. The story has been updated with that and other new information.

  2. I was wondering when this story would get coverage. Didn’t see anything on the news about it. Hope they find the guy who did this. Black Mustang + gangs + LH = someone knows something.

    • Eastsider is the only news source that consistently covers our neighborhoods. Sometimes ABC will do so. The LAT mainly ignores the northeast side.

  3. “The shooting appears to be gang related.

    It is unknown whether the incident was gang related. The investigation is ongoing.”

    Which is it?

  4. Man so much anger at a local news site that tries to get up to date helpful news out to all of us.

    Go Eastsider!! Thanks for all that you do!!!

    • I think your bar for “anger” is just a tad low. I don’t think it’s asking much for the reporting not to contradict itself from one sentence to the next (and I notice there’s been a correction, so it was probably just a typo).

  5. more hipster whining. homeless…gangs…drugs…and now the news.

  6. we need a star bucks in Lincoln heights

  7. RIP WE GONNA MISS YOU💔

  8. We miss you everyday B! 💔

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