SOUTH CENTRAL LA GANG SHOOTINGS SPARK TACTICAL ALERT IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES
The tactical alert area spanned from Vernon Avenue to Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to Figueroa and San Pedro streets.
Los Angeles police officials from the 77th Division said officers were investigating at least five shootings in the area. The tactical alert was issued as all their resources dealt with the shootings and other divisions were brought in to help answer other calls.
At about 4:10 p.m., at least one person was killed at 81st and Hoover streets. Authorities said a suspect drove up to the victim and shot him multiple times. The suspect in this shooting remained at large, and authorities say this incident was gang related.
Five hours later, a man was shot in the stomach on Hyde Park Boulevard and Brynhurst Avenue. He was taken to a hospital, alert and talking.
Less than four miles away and an hour later, police responded to another incident near 48th Street and Budlong Avenue.
A man was killed Saturday afternoon in a South Los Angeles shooting that was possibly linked to a gang member’s nearby funeral, police said.
The incident was reported at 4:03 p.m. near the intersection of 81st and Hoover streets, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to Bermudez, the shooting was likely related to a gang member’s funeral held Saturday in the 8100 block of Broadway, less than a mile east of the scene.
A Lincoln Navigator was seen driving away from area after the gunfire. Investigators were trying to determine whether the SUV was connected to the shooting, the LAPD said.
LA council passes gun magazine ban by majority 12-0 vote
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The Council said the ordinance would close a loophole in a state law, which already bans the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the ordinance.
Anyone who already owns high-capacity magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Police Department, which will then destroy, transfer or sell them.