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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Double Shooting in Koreatown NR17157ml

Koreatown: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a double shooting in Koreatown that left one man dead.

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, around 8:15 p.m., Olympic Area officers were in the area of 4th Street and Vermont Avenue when they heard shots fired.

Officers found an adult male Hispanic, suffering from a gunshot wound, in the 400 block of Vermont Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fires Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene. A second victim, an adult male Hispanic, was also located near the scene. The second victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. The suspect fled in a newer model white sedan, southbound on Vermont Avenue. This shooting is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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