Four people shot — one in critical condition – near Ramona Gardens – in Boyle Heights [updated]


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Four people were shot – one critically – while standing at a corner near the Ramona Gardens housing complex early this morning.

Police said the four people were at the corner of Murchison Street and Lancaster Avenue at about 3:45 a.m. when a sedan drove up, possibly driven by two males.

One victim was hit twice in the upper torso. The others were either grazed or received non-life-threatening wounds to the extremities.

LAPD Lt. Ryan Whiteman noted that the number of witnesses are smaller than usual because of the late-night hour.

“It was so early in the morning, so not a lot of people were out,” Whiteman said. “We’re talking to people as they wake up.”

All victims are at the nearby USC Medical Center.

Update on Sunday, April 30:  One of the four persons who was shot  — a 33-year-old male Latino —  died after being taken to a hospital, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman. The crime is being treated a gang-related shooting. The suspects remain at large.

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