Investigators sought public help Monday to solve five apparently unrelated shooting deaths that occurred over a four-day period ending Sunday in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau jurisdiction.
About 10:10 p.m. Thursday, two men were standing on a sidewalk near Bunker Hill and Cesar Chavez avenues when one or more suspects fired at them from a car that sped off. One man died at a hospital, and the other man was hospitalized in stable condition.
According to Fox11, the shooting occurred as the victims were walking home from a protest in the downtown area that attracted thousands of demonstrators. However, police said the crime occurred in a relatively deserted area, and the shooting did not appear to be related to the protest.
About the same time Thursday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of North Soto Street in Boyle Heights by a man who walked up to him and opened fire in an apparently gang-related attack. The victim died at the scene.
About 8:35 p.m. Friday, a man was wounded at East 51st Street and Avalon Boulevard in a drive-by shooting and died at a hospital.
About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a man in his 20s was shot in the 4300 block of Normal Avenue in the east Hollywood area and died at the scene.
And about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, a man in his 30s was gunned down by a suspect during a house party in the 3800 block of Woodlawn Avenue and died at a hospital.
Anyone with information on any of the shootings was urged to call 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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