Not even a week into 2008 and we have two dead. Makes no sense. C'mon!
From the always informative, The Homicide Report:
Lincoln Heights: A Latino man was shot multiple times at the intersection of Daly and Mozart Streets at about 12:30 p.m., Saturday Jan. 5. Two other Latino men were injured; one was treated and the other was taken to a local hospital. A male suspect, Latino, is at large. He is wearing a hooded sweater, a black bandana and is driving an older Honda model car, according to Officer April Harding.
Highland Park: A Latino man was shot multiple times in the 900 block of Milwaukee Ave. at about 8:10 p.m, Thursday, Jan.3. A suspect drove up to the victim and shot him several times in the chest, said Officer April Harding, noting that the shooting is gang related. More to come.
UPDATE: January 20th: "Christopher O'Leary, 34, a white man, was fatally shot near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Avenue 46 in Highland Park Sunday, Jan. 20. O'Leary was on his way to the store when a man or youth approached him and shot him. A passerby discovered the body and reported it to police. The motive is still unclear, said Homicide Detective Lewis Lenchuk of the Northeast Division. O'Leary was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m.
O'Leary was an employee at the Department of Public Health in the Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Program. Having a doctorate in Anthropology, O'Leary assisted in launching two STD prevention campaigns, according to Harlan Ortabalatt, a colleague. The first, "Check Yourself," which aimed at preventing the spread of syphilis among gay men. The second, "I Know," a campaign that aimed at preventing the spread of chlamydia and gonorrhea among colored women. He was scheduled to give a presentation about the campaigns at the National STD Prevention Conference in Chicago and the International AIDS Prevention Conference in Mexico City later this year. Anyone with information about the incident can call (213) 847-4261"
Sounds kinda sketchy! Sadly another senseless death in our lovely area.
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