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Boyle Heights shooting victim identified; police ask public for help

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police are asking the public to help find the suspect who fatally shot 37-year-old George Castillo early Thursday morning in what is described as a gang-related shooting.

Two other persons were wounded during the shooting that took place at 1:07 a.m.  as the victims were standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a statement issued by the L.A. Police Department.

Castillo was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he died. The other two victims were treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and remain hospitalized.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide detectives at (323) 342-8964. 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). Tipsters may also contact Crime Sto

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8 comments

  1. Robin Savage-Romero

    Who would I talk to about the man found in the Los Angeles river in Boyle heights on or around September 23 2017. I think he may be my ex son in law Jason Murray.

  2. That makes twelve homicides in twelve months occurring in Boyle Heights, not to mention shootings and stabbings that did not result in death.

    http://homicide.latimes.com/neighborhood/boyle-heights

    Yet many of the people living there do not want their neighborhoods changed by allowing art studios, coffee shops, etc., to move in. They do, however, allow masked intruders to damage and deface properties of those whose worst crime is wanting to start a business.

    • There are some very small minds in BH (and most other gang infested cities) who view gangs and the associated violence as part and parcel of their culture that makes them tougher, more macho and, therefore, worthy of respect . If you ever spent time with these cretins (I went to High School with enough of them to know), you are exposed to the mindset that makes them think it’s “cool” to go on about how someone got shot, or how they will get even, or how someone they know is in prison, etc.. Even the ones that should know better – who are in college or have some level of success – think it’s cute to allude to the antics of their Hommies. It comes down a ridiculous notion that you have to back your hood/gang or you will run afoul of some unsaid rule that will make you a traitor if you disavow your gang/culture, or worse, make you one of “them”: the all-purpose boogeyman Hipster. I just think it’s a self-esteem issue. Whatever the reason, I have learned to distance myself from the Borg.

      • I’m not a FB member but I was able to read this post, and if anything could get me to sign up it would be MBHKA!
        This is one of the funniest satires (writer proclaimed) ever written, yet simply right on.

        Couldn’t you post the FB post here? Too long? Please try, and thanks.

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