Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollenbeck Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the two suspects responsible for shooting at a man riding his bicycle in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, around 5:30 p.m, a man was riding his bicycle on the 5200 block of Templeton Street, when two suspects driving a tan Toyota 4Runner drove past the pedestrian and suddenly stopped their vehicle. The two suspects came out of the 4Runner and fired numerous shots. The pedestrian speeding away on his bicycle was hit by the gunfire. The victim was treated and release at a local hospital for a non-life threatening wounds.
Detectives are investigating this shooting as possible gang related and believe somebody can identify the suspects based on the surveillance video.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Hollenbeck Detective Donna Cornejo at 323-224-0104. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (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.