Boyle Heights Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured

By City News Service

(CNS) – A 42-year-old man was killed and his 43-year-old girlfriend wounded in what are believed to be gang-related shootings near Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, police said Tuesday,

The shootings occurred on Monday at 11:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of East First Street, two blocks east of the Santa Ana (101) Freeway, police said.

Detectives said both victims were on the sidewalk when an armed suspect walked up to the pair and opened fire.

Hollenbeck Division officers found Eddie Banks suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was taken to a hospital where he died. His girlfriend was taken to the same hospital but was not seriously injured. She was later released.

Anyone with information on the shootings was asked to call Hollenbeck Division homicide detectives Stephanie Carrillo or Jorge Alfaro at (323) 342-8959.

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May 3, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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