Shooting Leads to Death in Boyle Heights NR16219ti

July 14, 2016

Boyle Heights: Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identity and arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of a 54-year-old, Raul Alaniz Jr.

On July 11, 2016, around 3:50 p.m., Hollenbeck officers responded to a radio call of “Ambulance Shooting” in the 900 block of South Lorena Street. Alaniz Jr, who is a resident of Los Angeles, was found shot multiple times inside a converted garage.

Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned and discovered one additional victim, a male Hispanic, whom appeared to have ran for help and was shot multiple times. Both the victims were transported to a local hospital, where Raul Alaniz Jr was pronounced dead. Victim-2 was treated at the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives at (213) 342-8959. 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 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, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

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