Lincoln Heights car-to-car shooting leaves man in critical condition

Shooting took place near Manitou Avenue and Hancock Street


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Police are investigating a  car-to-car shooting that left one man in critical condition early this morning.  The shooting is believed to be gang-related, police said.

At about 3 a.m., the suspect drove up to the victim’s car near Manitou Avenue and Hancock Street and opened fire, striking the victim three times, said Lt. Marla Ciuffetelli of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim, a 25-year-old Latino male, was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition, said Ciuffetelli. He is expected to survive.

The suspect is a Latino male and was seen driving a black SUV. Police believe the shooting could 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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  1. Lincoln Heights can’t get gentrified fast enough. It’s time to clean up NELA already

    • It’s going to take time for that area of LH to get cleaned up – it’s still heavily gang affiliated. Nice houses though, some of the oldest in L.A. Too bad about the few bad apples that muck it up for everyone.

  2. EastSideResident

    From the looks of the place where the person was shot, seems like the victim was a member of the East Lake gang. Shooter(s) were possibly members of the East Side Clover gang or the Lincoln Heights gang. The wimpy DogTown gang couldn’t have done it because their gang is not active anymore.

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