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No injuries reported in Highland Park drive-by shooting [correction]

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BY LUCY GUANUNA

HIGHLAND PARK – A group of people standing outside a home were fired upon early this morning by a drive-by shooter who yelled out “Cypress Park” before driving off in an unknown direction, police said. None of the persons were injured but a parked vehicle was hit by gunfire, said Lt. Ryan Schatz at the LAPD Northeast Division.

The shooting  took place at about 2:15 a.m. in the 100 block of east Avenue 40. The victims described the suspect as a Latino with a shaved head who was wearing a black hoodie. He drove away in a dark gray, four-door pickup with tinted windows.

The victims are not involved in gangs, but the shooter is suspected to be a gang member, Schatz said. The investigation is ongoing

Correction: A previous version of this story said the shooting took place in Cypress Park. That’s wrong. It took place in Sycamore Grove section of Highland Park.

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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5 comments

  1. Becky with the good hair

    4 door pick-ups are relatively rare. I wonder if they meant SUV?

    …at least the shooter knew where he was?

  2. Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of Cypress Park graffiti on Division Street and Avenue 33. It doesn’t stay up long before it is overwritten with Avenues Gang graffiti. I think the local neighborhood social clubs are getting active.

  3. These people are such pathetic losers. Need to clean out the riff-raff

  4. Los locos cholos are getting active…and sadly, most LAPD patrol cars are over 25 minutes away in other parts of the City. Whatever happened to local police presence? No wait, we have a Police Museum on York Blvd. leased for $1 payment to the City of Los Angeles. I’m just wondering….wouldn’t we be better served if it was an active sub-station used by Northeast LAPD for betterment of Northeast residents? Once upon a time, York Blvd. had high traffic visibility of patrol cars throughout the area. Take back the Northeast Police station on York and utilize it for community policing. Stop with the lip service on the current community policing and building relationships with the community one block at a time. Put it into action NOW!!!

    Report graffiti to 311 or http://anti-graffiti.lacity.org/welcome.cfm

    We need to hold our elected officials accountable for providing better city services; instead of building rat pack, highly densed apartment buildings on Eagle Rock Blvd. that will eventually fall into blight and neglect.

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