Homicides in Los Angeles rose by 250 percent

Homicides in Los Angeles rose by 250 percent

LOS ANGELES, CA — The number of homicides in Los Angeles rose by 250 percent during the week of May 31 to June 6 compared to the week prior, authorities said on Tuesday.

In a Tweet, the Los Angeles Police Department said the number of gunshot victims rose 56 percent in the same timeframe, compared to the week before.

Further, the department announced that in the 24 hours prior to posting the tweet on Tuesday afternoon, another four shootings had been reported.

A police spokesperson told Patch all the homicides listed remain under investigation, and it’s unclear if any of them are connected to one another.

Police were unable to provide a list of homicides that occurred between May 31 and June 6. Here’s a look at the most recent homicides in Los Angeles:

  • The most recent homicide in Los Angeles happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue. The victim was a 40-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds.
  • June 8, 3:45 a.m. — A victim standing in the area of Spaulding Avenue and Cologne Street was shot by two suspects in a car around 3:45 p.m. Monday. The victim survived the shooting was taken to a nearby hospital. Police said the shooting is gang-related.
  • June 8, 2:10 p.m. — On Monday, a shooting victim was standing near the intersection of Daley Street and Manitou Avenue when an altercation broke out between the victim and three other women. Police said a man got out of his car nearby, shot several rounds and struck the victim, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The shooter fled. Police say the incident isn’t gang-related.
  • June 8, 9:20 a.m. — Around 9:20 a.m. on Monday morning, “multiple” people on the sidewalk near Telfair Avenue and Sheldon Street were shot by someone in a black truck, police said. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. Police said the incident is gang-related.
  • June 7, 1:10 am. — Gunfire broke out during a house party in the 3800 block of Woodlawn Avenue early Sunday morning. Police said a man in his 30s shot the victim with a handgun before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Police say it’s unknown if the incident is gang-related.
  • June 6, 4:30 p.m. — A man in his 20s died from gunshot wounds in the 4300 block of Normal Avenue. Police have no description of the shooter or what happened before shots were fired. Police said it’s unknown if the shooting was gang-related.
  • June 5, 8:35 p.m. — A gunshot victim died Friday after being shot by a man in a vehicle drove by and began firing. The victim was standing near the intersection of East 51st Street and Avalon Boulevard at the time of the shooting. Police say they don’t know if gang activity is involved.
  • June 4, 10:11 p.m. — Police said a man in the 200 block of North Soto Street was shot by a man in his 20s who walked up to the victim and pulled the trigger before fleeing. The victim died at the scene. Police say the incident is gang-related.
  • June 4, 10:09 p.m. — Two men were standing on the sidewalk near Bunker Hill Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez when someone drove up to them and fired multiple shots, striking both victims. The shooter or shooters fled, and both victims were taken to a nearby hospital. One victim was pronounced dead, and another remains in stable condition. Police said they don’t know if the incident is gang-related.
  • Police are asking the public for help identifying suspects in the shootings above.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call LAPD at 877-527-3247 or LA Regional Crime Stoppers at -800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Anonymous tips can also be made online at www.lacrimestoppers.org or www.lapdonline.org, or through the “P3 Tips” mobile app.