Homicide Up 250% in Los Angeles in First Week of June

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department announced murder in the city of angels has gone up 250% in June.

“The week of 5/31 to 6/6, homicides went up 250% and victims shot went up 56% compared to the previous week. The past 24 hrs has seen 4 shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide. Detectives are following leads to ID & arrest the suspects—but we’re also asking for your help,” the department said.

l) Rampart Division: On June 9, 2020, around 5:20 a.m., a homicide occurred on the 800 block of North Vermont Avenue.

2) Wilshire Division: On June 8, 2020 around 3:45 p.m., a single victim shooting occurred in the area of Spaulding Avenue and Cologne Street .

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim was standing on the sidewalk speaking to someone in a vehicle when two suspects both described as male, Black (No further description) drove up along side of the vehicle and fired several rounds, striking the victim. The victim was self transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The suspects fled the location in an unknown direction. This incident is gang related.

3) Hollenbeck Division: On June 8, 2020 around 2:10 p.m., a single victim shooting occurred at the intersection of Daley Street & Manitou Avenue.

4) Foothill Division: On June 8, 2020 around 9:20pm, a multiple victim shooting occurred in the area of Telfair Avenue and Sheldon Street.


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