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A man was killed, and another remained injured in a shooting in Boyle Heights.

Police said a gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights killed one person and injured another late Wednesday night before officers opened fire on the suspects. At least one suspect was apprehended at the scene, while another remained at large.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 45-year-old Jess Martnez Jr, of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted near the officer-involved shooting:

Officers from the Metropolitan Division were patrolling the area near Evergreen Cemetery shortly after 11 p.m. when they noticed a shooting in progress near East Cesar Chavez Ave and N Savannah St., according to police.

According to an LAPD Spokesperson, at Least one of the Suspects was Armed with a Gun.

“Officers engaged the suspects immediately, and an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred,” according to the Tweet. “After the suspects fled the area, a perimeter was established.” Officers discovered two victims from the initially witnessed shooting while searching for the suspects.”

One victim died at the scene, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital. According to CNS, the injured victim is in stable condition. According to CBS, all four people involved – two suspects and two victims – were men.

It was uncertain whether any officers were injured in the firing; no officers were hit. Police were looking for the suspect who had fled the scene with helicopters hovering over the Evergreen Cemetery neighborhood for several hours after midnight

Wednesday’s shooting was the second “gang-related” death in the same Boyle Heights neighborhood in less than a week. A gentleman in his 30s was walking on the sidewalk near Cincinnati Ave. and North Evergreen St. just before 8 p.m. on April 9 when a suspect appeared in front of him and fired multiple shots, according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, and the suspect fled through an alley south of Folsom Street and east of Evergreen.

The shootings on April 9 and 15 took place about two blocks apart in the area northwest of Evergreen Cemetery. However, it is unidentified whether the two incidents remain related. Both were gang-related, according to police. The homicide on Wednesday was the third in Boyle Heights this year.

Six People Were Injured when a Gunman Opened Fire

Six People Were Injured when a Gunman Opened Fire

According to the LAPD, six people were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd after an argument at a bar in Boyle Heights.


Authorities said six people were shot and injured early Sunday morning after an argument broke out at a bar in Boyle Heights and a man opened fire into a crowd.

According to Los Angeles police Lt. Leticia Ruiz, the incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at the Holiday Bar in the 2400 block of Whittier Boulevard, where a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation before the shooting.

According to an LAPD spokesperson. Officers arrived on the scene to find six victims four men and two women with gunshot wounds.

Bystanders were restraining the suspect.

According to the spokesperson, the injured, including a man in critical condition, were taken to hospitals. The critically injured man’s condition has since been upgraded to stable, and he and the other victims are expected to survive.

According to police, the suspect remained apprehended, and a handgun was recovered. However, his identity was not revealed right away.

The circumstances surrounding the argument were unknown.

Investigators urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.


A socially affluent neighborhood that’s one of LA’s newest “it” neighborhoods. Boyle Heights has a highly robust crime rate and an average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

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