Gang-Related Shooting after Eagle Rock High School Football Game

By EGP News Service

Several LAPD police cars and a helicopter were combing the streets near Yosemite Recreational Center and Eagle Rock High School on Nov. 13 after several shots were fired. Neighbors who heard the shots watched in concern for the safety of young children who play at the center playground and high school students who stay after school.

According to Rick Ortiz, Gang Detective Supervisor for the Northeast LAPD station, the incident originated at the Eagle Rock High School football game as a “gang challenge,” and ended on the corner of La Ronda Avenue and Yosemite Drive when the suspect pulled out a revolver and fired at a 17-year-old at 5:10 p.m.

Although the teen was not hit, Ortiz said the incident is still under investigation as detectives are looking for a 19-22 year-old male Hispanic, about 5’7 and 147 pounds. According to Ortiz, gang officers in conjunction with school police will increase patrols during football games.

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November 19, 2009  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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