Two Men Shot During a Drive by in the Venice Area

June 13, 2010

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a suspect(s) who shot two men in a residential area.

On Sunday June 13, 2010 at around 2:00 a.m., LAPD Pacific Area officers responded to a shooting call in the 2400 block of Louella Street south of Venice Boulevard.  Upon arrival, the officer’s observed two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire Department and paramedic personnel responded to the scene and transported both victims to a local hospital.  One victim is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition.

The detective’s investigation revealed that the two men were walking on the sidewalk near the location when a suspect(s) shot at them from a dark colored SUV.  Both victims were struck by the gunfire.  The suspect(s) immediately drove away from the scene.

There is no description of the suspect(s) and it is unknown if the shooting was gang related.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact LAPD Pacific Area Homicide Detectives Robin Salazar or Claudia Castruita at 310-482-6369 or 310-482-6377.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.