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Friday, October 6, 2017

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Boyle Heights Shooting Leaves One Dead And Two Injured

Boyle Heights: Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of George Castillo, a 37-year-old man. Two other adults were also wounded during the shooting.

The shooting was reported on Thursday, September 5, 2017, at around 1:07 a.m., in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The victims were standing on the sidewalk when they were shot by an unidentified suspect. George Castillo was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he died. The other two victims were treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and remain hospitalized. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting as being gang-related.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide detectives at (323) 342-8964. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may 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 may also go to, and click on "Web Tips" and follow the prompts.