Man Injured In Hollenbeck Shooting

By City News Service

A reputed gang member was shot in the left foot while driving his car in Boyle Heights last Friday night.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Marengo and Tremont streets, said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Edgar Vega, watch commander at Hollenbeck Station.

“The victim told us he was driving when he heard some gunshots,” Vega said. “His car was hit and he took one round to his left foot.”

The unidentified victim then drove himself to County-USC Medical Center for treatment of the gunshot wound, Vega said. The hospital notified police.

The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening, Vega said.

“We don’t know if the shots were aimed at him,” Vega said. “We haven’t gotten much information from him.”

Police have no description of the shooter, Vega said.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Station at (323) 342-4100.

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