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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area detectives are investigating a multi- victim shooting that occurred near a homeless encampment around the Ballona Wetlands on Jefferson Boulevard between Culver Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard.
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 5:40 a.m., numerous 9-1-1 calls of a shooting in progress were generated. Prior to the officer’s arrival, four male victims had been shot and were transported to the hospital.
All victims were hospitalized and were listed in stable condition. All victims are believed to be people experiencing homelessness. However, the shooting does not appear to be related to this fact.
There is no suspect information. The incident does not appear to be gang or drug related.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pacific Area Detective Jurado at (310) 482-6369. 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.