Mother Shot After Confronting Boys Harassing Her Daughter At Bus Stop
A mother was shot twice on Sunday night after confronting a carload of teenage boys who were harassing her daughter at a bus stop. The woman’s 17-year-old daughter was also shot. LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado tells LAist that the shooting occurred around 11:40 p.m. near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Westlake Avenue and that both mother and daughter are now in stable condition at an area hospital. The daughter was sitting at the Pico-Union bus stop with a friend when a group of males approached and “asked them for a date,” says Preciado. An argument transpired after the girls refused, and the suspects drove off. The victim then called her mother, who came to pick her up. According to Preciado, the suspects returned to the bus stop after the mother had arrived and fired several shots from a vehicle, hitting both mother and daughter.
KTLA reports that between two and five men were believed to be in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. It’s unclear if the victim and the suspects previously knew each other. LAPD’s Rampart Division is now investigating.