Boyle Heights drive-by shooting leaves man injured [updated]


BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting near the corner of 4th Street and Evergreen Avenue that left one man with a gunshot wound in his torso.

The victim was sitting near the corner when the suspect drove up in a black sedan and fired numerous rounds in the victim’s direction at about 9:30 pm, said Lt. Marla Ciuffetelli with LAPD Hollenbeck Division. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was rushed to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. His condition is unknown.

The shooting remains under investigation, said Ciuffetelli.
Update on Feb. 14: The victim, Jose Cruz, died from his injuries one day after the shooting. Boyle Heights Beat

The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land in your in email in box around 7 p.m. It’s free to sign up!

Once you submit your information, please check your email box to confirm your subscription.


  1. This is so sad.. I live in England and trying to find out about my dad Jose Cruz (56) who was shot in the chest last night around similar time you mentioned. I’m trying to find out more information as to why this happened? My dad sadly died late last night and it’s such a tragedy. Thank you for writing this as i cannot find any other news about this shooting.

    Thank you and God bless.

    • Chantel, I’m so sorry about your Dad, and you being so far away. I’ll see if I can find more information for you.

    • Hi Chantel I am your uncle Albert and auntie Ronas niece. I’m so sorry Mija… your dad was a wonderful man. I am praying for you and your whole family may he rest with his angels…

  2. Chantel, I can’t find other information for you. It’s not unusual for Eastsider to be the only news source for East Los Angeles crimes. Here is the number for Hollenbeck Division of LAPD: 323-342-4100, hopefully you’ll get some help there.

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments civil and on topic and refrain from personal attacks. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. The Eastsider's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to comments submitted by readers. Required fields are marked *