By Laura Brady-Allen
12:15 p.m. Friday, July 19:
LAPD has confirmed that the victim in the shooting on Thursday evening in Eagle Rock died on Friday morning. The victim was a 27-year old male Hispanic and had several gunshot wounds, according to an LAPD spokesperson who responded to questions from the Boulevard Sentinel. The spokesperson also confirmed that there were two assailants who fled the scene, adding that LAPD has no description to give at this time of the vehicle the assailants used. The spokesperson said the shooting is being described as a a drive-by and possibly gang related.
The shooting occurred on Colorado Boulevard in front of the 7-Eleven around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday evening.
10:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18:
A shooting occurred on Colorado Boulevard in front of the 7-Eleven around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday evening.
A victim was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition in surgery, according to an LAPD officer on the scene. Police said the victim, a male, appeared to be young. Police did not have a name of the victim.
Witnesses said that after the victim was shot, he turned and ran westbound along the sidewalk of Colorado Boulevard where he collapsed.
Police believe there are two assailants and do not yet have a description of them or of the vehicle in which they fled to release to the public.