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El Sereno shooting leaves one dead

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BY LUCY GUANUNA

EL SERENO — Police are searching for a suspect or suspects in the fatal shooting that took place Monday night in the 3700 block of McKenzie Avenue.

The victim, a 26-year-old Latino,  was standing in front of a building with two or three other males at about 7:30 p.m. when numerous shots were fired from an unknown direction, said Norma Eisenman, a spokesperson with the LAPD.

The victim was hit in the chest and was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries, said Eisenman.

It is unknown whether the shooting was gang related. But police with LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division said the victim was not affiliated with any gang.

The suspect or suspects remain at large. The investigation is ongoing.

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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4 comments

  1. A very sad and tragic incident. Just to clarify, the incident did not happen in El Sereno. Not that it really matters, but it is an area called Monterey Hills/Rose Hills.

    • I’ve lived in the area all my life. Most everyone refers to it as El Sereno…always have, always will. It shares the same zip, 90032.

  2. This was my neighbor and one of my very good friends, thank you for clarifying the victim wasn’t affiliated with any gangs. He was a good man with a good heart, always laughing and living his life. He didn’t deserve this. He is loved and remembered by many in this community!

  3. He was 24 not 26 as mentioned.

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