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Taggers open fire on Lincoln Heights security guard

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BY LUCY GUANUNA

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police are searching for two suspects who shot at a security guard after he confronted them for tagging early this morning in Lincoln Heights.

The two men were tagging a wall at a parking lot near the intersection of Avenue 18 and Pasadena Avenue when the security guard confronted them shortly before 6  a.m., said Sgt. Washington with LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division.

After exchanging a few words, the suspects fired two or three shots at the security guard as he drove off, Washington said. The bullets missed the security guard, who was not injured.

The suspects, two male Latinos, 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. Taggers are some of the most useless, garbage human beings on the planet.

  2. I See Taggers All Over Figueroa @ Riverside Dr When I Go Biking At Night.. They Tagged Allover The New Bridge Fig Riv Bridge …

  3. If these guys were willing to shoot at a security guard who found them tagging I would bet it takes very little to set them off in general. Any hope they will be found and taken off our streets? Witnesses, cameras in the parking lot? Glad the guard was not hit.

  4. Was it “Tad”? That guy tags up the entire neighborhood. I’ve seen him with his friend on Broadway. He’s kinda big and has a face that looks like it’s been punched.

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