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Murder in Memorial Park


Early Wednesday morning a fatal shooting occurred at Los Angeles High Memorial Park. According to news reports, LAPD officers from the Wilshire Division responded to reports of gunshots and found a man in the park who later died at the hospital.  When these rare violent crimes have occurred in the neighborhood in the past, it turns out the victim was someone who did not live here.

Details on the incident are still limited because it’s an ongoing investigation. However, SLO Hebel Rodriguez confirmed the news report adding the age of the victim in an email to the Buzz on Thursday.

“On December 28, 2016 at approximately 3:25 AM officers received a radio call of a shooting in the area of Olympic Blvd and Muirfield Rd.  Officers responded and found a male in his 40s unconscious suffering from a gun shot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Detectives are asking for anyone who has a surveillance camera facing the park or anyone that could have witnessed the incident to contact them at (213)382-9470,” wrote Rodriquez. 

The following story from City News Service appeared on the LA Daily News website:

LOS ANGELES – A man was gunned down at Los Angeles High Memorial Park in the Mid-City area early Wednesday.

The fatal shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. near the 4600 block of West Olympic Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police.

Officers from the LAPD’s Wilshire Division responded to a “shots fired” call in the park and found the man on the ground, unresponsive and unconscious, with gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending notification of his family.

The motive for the attack was unknown, and police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. Tipsters can also call the LAPD’s 24-hour tipline at (877) LAPD- 24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.

 This story was updated on Friday, December 30 to include information provided by SLO Hebel Rodriguez.
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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