LAPD cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
LAPD cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

Police Thursday sought the public’s help in identifying the killer of a 54-year-old man who also wounded a second victim in Boyle Heights.

Officers who responded about 3:50 p.m. Monday to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of South Bernal Avenue found Raul Alaniz Jr. in a converted garage, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Firefighters called to the scene also found another male victim who had been shot multiple times and had apparently run for help, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Both were taken to a hospital, where Alaniz was pronounced dead. The second victim was expected to survive, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to contact detectives at the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Station at (213) 342-8959.

After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222- TIPS.

Tipsters can 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 can also go to, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

–City News Service 

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