Shooting update; Eagle Rock professor receives $787,000 grant for bird habitat study

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  • More details have emerged about the Monday morning shooting in the Boyle Heights area. It turns out that a car-to-car shooting took place in neighboring East Los Angeles in the 3500 block of Whiteside Street, reports the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle that was fired upon then drove off and crashed near Soto Street and Medford street, which is in the Boyle Heights area of the City of Los Angeles. There, LAPD found that one of the occupants of the vehicle had been hit by a gunshot, another victim suffered head trauma. The two other occupants were not injured. There is no information about suspects and the investigation.
  • Upcoming: The Eastsider is working on stories about the man who was killed by a Metrolink train near Cal State L.A. Monday night and the 35-year-old woman who was shot dead in Lincoln Heights late last Friday.
  • The director of the Occidental College’s Moore Lab of Zoology has received a 5-year, $787,000 grant to study how North American birds have been affected by human-caused changes to their habitat, the Eagle Rock college announced.  The National Science Foundation Career grant for  biology professor John McCormack will fund staff and student expedition to bird habitats in Mexico as well as the study of the genomics of bird specimens at the Eagle Rock college’s Moore Lab. The lab includes 49,000 bird specimens from 300 sites across Mexico.
  • KPCC invites you to Unheard L.A.: The Stories of Where You Live. Bulletin Board

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