Man wounded in Cypress Park drive-by shooting



CYPRESS PARK — A man was shot this morning while walking down a Cypress Park street in what appears to be the neighborhood’s most recent gang-related, drive-by shooting.

The victim was walking near the intersection of Cypress and Roseview avenues at around 6:46 a.m. when the suspect drove up and fired multiple shots, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman. The victim was struck once by gunfire and was transported to the hospital by somebody at the scene. The victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury, said Eisenman.

The suspect, who is believed to be driving a black 2004 Nissan Xterra, drove off in an unknown direction. The shooting is believed to be gang related, said Eisenman.

No further details were immediately available. The investigation is ongoing.

Two other drive-by shootings took place in the area  in August. One incident left one victim dead; the other involved multiple shots fired at a group of people, none of whom were injured. Both shootings appear to be gang-related.

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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