Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


It Was A Rough Weekend

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

This time, we're not talking about USC fan woes or UCLA fans who got shot with rubber bullets. We're talking shootings with real bullets:

Eagle Rock

On Friday, December 1, 2006, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the 4800 block of Wiota Street in Eagle Rock. Officers found Randy Duane Rogers’ lifeless body lying on the driveway. Paramedics made several attempts to resuscitate him but he had already died from his injuries.

According to detectives' investigations, a struggle escalated between the victim and his brother, 40-year-old Darren Rogers. The struggle ended when Darren choked his brother to death. Darren Rogers was arrested for the murder of his brother.

North Hills

Two people shot, one survives: the victims were riding in a vehicle with three other companions after attending a party in the 8700 block of Aqueduct Avenue. The group was heading westbound in the 15700 block of Parthenia Street when they came under fire. The three companions escaped the incident without injury.

Van Nuys
On Sunday, December 3, 2006, at about 1:30 A.M., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a "Shooting Just Occurred" radio call in the 15800 block of Marlin Place. Responding officers discovered three people had been shot leaving a party at the residence there.

Support for LAist comes from

On Saturday, December 2, 2006, at approximately 2:00 A.M., officers responded to a radio call at the Grand Avenue Club, in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue, in Downtown Los Angeles. Upon arrival officers were directed to the enclosed entry to the club where the victim, a male black, was lying on the floor. The victim appeared to be in cardiac arrest, though detectives are treating it like a homicide until further notice.

Photo by jasoneppink via Flickr