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
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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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