Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area Detectives have made an arrest in connection with the shooting that occurred near a homeless encampment in the Venice area.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, around 12:55 p.m., there was a shooting of a man near Venice Boulevard and Electric Avenue. The victim and the suspect engaged in a verbal argument. The argument escalated, and the suspect shot the victim in the leg.
After the shooting, the suspect fled the area on foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was hospitalized for his gunshot wound.
Officers and detectives worked diligently to locate several witnesses who were able to provide identifying information regarding the suspect. After interviewing witnesses, detectives were able to identify Los Angeles resident, Orlando Moreno, a male Hispanic, 36 years of age, as the suspect who shot the victim.
At 5:10 p.m., LAPD officers assigned to Pacific Division Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) observed Moreno near Venice Bouvard and Abbott Kinney Boulevard.
The officers arrested Moreno. At the time of his arrest, Moreno was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
This case will be presented on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Pacific Area’s Detective Campos or Officer Gonzalez at (310) 482-6402. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.