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Shootings in Boyle Heights and El Sereno leave two injured

By BARRY LANK

Two men were shot in separate incidents overnight in Boyle Heights and El Sereno, with each man being fired upon by someone who got out of a vehicle.

LAPD Lt. Marla Ciuffetelli of the Hollenbeck Division said there is no indication that the incidents were connected.

The first incident occurred at 10:05 p.m. on Saturday in the 3500 block of Amethyst Street in El Sereno. The victim, a Latino man in his 40s, was leaving a party nearby when he was approached by a dark van. Another  Latino man got out of the the van and shot the victim four times, hitting him in the chest.

The victim survived, and is in stable condition. A spokesperson at LAPD media Relations said this shooting was gang-related.

Later, at around 3:30 a.m. this morning, a Latino man in his 30s was near 1st and Soto streets in Boyle Heights when he was approached by a dark sedan. After some words were exchanged, a passenger got out of the car and shot at the victim multiple times, striking him once in the abdomen.

The victim was transported to the hospital by a private party, and is in critical condition.

Police said they do not know whether this second shooting was also gang-related.

There are currently no suspects for either shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to call LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division at 323-342-4100.

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