One Killed In Shooting Just Two Blocks From Hollywood And Highland
One man was killed in a late night shooting in Hollywood, just two blocks away from the tourist-packed intersection of Hollywood and Highland.
LAPD officers responded to a report of a shooting just before midnight Saturday night at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, where they found the victim lying in the street. Witnesses told ABC 7 that the gunman fired several rounds into the intersection of Hollywood and Las Palmas, hitting the victim at least twice, in the head and torso.
The victim, only described as a man in his 30s, was taken to a hospital where he was later declared dead. Contrary to some reports, the LAPD told ABC 7 they have the only suspect in custody and are not looking for anyone else, though they are still looking for the gun. CBS 2 reports that the suspect and the victim had gotten into a fight before shots were fired.
Lieutenant Titus Tyler of the LAPD told NBC 4 that both the suspect and victim were gang affiliated but at this point it is unclear whether the shooting was gang-related.
Local business owners in the Hollywood area have expressed their concern over the safety of the tourist-packed area. Almost a year ago, a person was shot and killed at the same intersection, and at least two police-involved shootings have occurred at Hollywood and Highland in the last two months.