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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