Police identify victim of deadly Boyle Heights shooting; public asked to help find shooter

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police today identified the victim of this weekend’s fatal shooting as 32-year-old Joselito Ulloa, who was one of four people shot near the Ramona Gardens housing project.

The LAPD provided an updated account of the shooting:

“On Saturday, April 29, 2017, around 3:40 A.M., Hollenbeck area officers responded to a shooting call near the intersection of Murchison Street and Lancaster Avenue. When officers arrived, they found four people suffering from gunshot wounds. Detectives responded to the location and their investigation revealed that an unknown male had approached a group of people, confronted the group and fired multiple gunshots. The suspect was last seen driving away in a dark sedan.”

Ulloa died of his injuries after being transported to a hospital. The three other victims, two males and a female, have been treated and released for their injuries, police said.

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The suspect is described as an adult male Hispanic and the vehicle was described as a dark four door sedan with tinted windows.

It’s the second fatal shooting this year near Ramona Gardens.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Gang Detective Carreon at (323) 342-8998. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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