Los Angeles: Operations-Central Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting that left 2 dead and 8 injured.
On January 1, 2024, around 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department uniformed officers, assigned to Newton Area received a radio call of an “ambulance shooting,” at 15th Street and Santa Fe Avenue. As officers arrived to the scene, they heard several gunshots coming from the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Porter Street. The officers re-directed their approach to Porter Street where they observed a large crowd of people fleeing the area. The officers exited their vehicle and were directed to multiple victims laying on the street and sidewalk on Porter Street, between Santa Fe Avenue and Mateo Street.
The officers immediately provided medical treatment to the victims and requested ambulances. The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and continued life-saving efforts. Several victims were transported to local hospitals. However, two victims, a male and female, did not respond to medical treatment and were pronounced deceased at scene.
The investigation revealed the victims were attending a New Year’s Eve celebration at an underground party located on the 2300 block of Porter Street. During the party, a dispute occurred between unknown people resulting in shots being fired. An unknown number of suspects fired multiple rounds striking a total of ten victims.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Detective Howarth, Los Angeles Police Department, Operations-Central Bureau Homicide, at 213-996-4143. 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 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.