Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Man Shot to Death in South Los Angeles Neighborhood NR11476mjfLos Angeles: The LAPD is asking the public’s help in providing any information about the shooting and murder of a 32-year-old man in South Los Angeles.
On October 11, 2011, at approximately 8:50 a.m., a 32 year-old male Hispanic, was shot and killed at the corner of 106th St and Wilmington Ave while standing on the corner, near other local residents. The suspects are described as two males, both armed with handguns. This murder is the latest act of violence in an ongoing gang feud between two rival violent street gangs.
Since the beginning of September, this small area containing the two gangs has seen a dangerous spike in violent crimes. This includes yesterday’s murder, two attempt murders, five incidents with people sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and three shootings into inhabited homes. While the area may house a number of violent criminal street gang members, it is also considered home to a large number of innocent citizens who live in constant fear of being victims to this gang violence. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in apprehending these suspects.
Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD Southeast Area at 213-972-7901, during business hours. 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 (1-800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.