Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide unit is investigating a shooting that left two individuals dead.
On April 2, 2023, around 12:15 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division were patrolling in the area of Sunset Boulevard and La Brea Avenue when they heard multiple gunshots. During their investigation, officers located two victims suffering gunshot wounds.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced one victim dead at the scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to injuries and died. Both victims are male, Blacks, in their 20’s from the Lancaster/Palmdale area.
The exact cause of the shooting is still under investigation. Detectives believe an argument ensued between the suspect and the victims when the suspect produced a handgun and began firing at the victims.
The suspect is described as male, Black, in his 20’s. The suspect fled the location on foot and is currently outstanding.
The investigation is ongoing. Detectives have canvassed the area and are investigating all leads. Detectives request the assistance of any witnesses present during the incident to come forward. Additionally, any persons who captured cell phone video of the altercation before the incident or the shooting are requested to notify detectives.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to their family.
Anyone with information that might aid this investigation is urged to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 972-2971 or 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 “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.