The identity of a man who was shot and died in what police said they suspect was a drive-by, gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights was released on Tuesday by the office of the coroner. The man was 51 years old.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department told City News Service on Saturday that officers were called to the location of 2739 1/2 Wabash Avenue,
which is between North Mott Street and Forest Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered that Andrew Gutierrez was standing outside of a house when a car drove by slowly and someone inside the car opened fire on him.
According to the documents kept by the coroner, Gutierrez was sent to a hospital after being found injured by paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department. There, he was subsequently pronounced dead.
According to the police, the vehicle that was engaged in the shooting was drove away from the area. There is no information provided about the vehicle or the suspect.
Early on Saturday morning, a shooting happened in Boyle Heights that may be connected to a local gang and is the subject of an investigation by the police.
After receiving information about the shooting, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were sent to the 27000 block of Wabash Avenue. According to the reports, the victim was standing outside of a home in the area when he was shot by someone who was sitting in a car that was driving slowly by.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the victim was a guy in his 31st year who was transported to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Early on Saturday morning, authorities say a man was shot and killed in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
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A representative from the Los Angeles Times has stated that the victim, who has only been described as a Hispanic male aged 31 and standing on the 2700 block of Wabash Avenue when the incident occurred, was shot by a car that was passing by at approximately 1:22 in the morning. After that, the suspect departed in an unknown direction while still inside the vehicle.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital by members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
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There is currently no additional information available on either the culprit or the victim; however, investigators believe the shooting may have been tied to gang activity.
This is the fourth homicide that has been recorded in Boyle Heights so far in 2018.
The specifics of a deadly stabbing that occurred in the afternoon of March 14 close to the intersection of Rio Vista Avenue and Short Street have not been released by the police.