Man In Boyle Heights Killed in Broad Daylight

By City News Service

A young man was shot and killed Monday in a possible gang-related attack in the Boyle Heights area.

Officers were sent to the area of Lanfranco and Indiana streets on a shots-fired call shortly after 10 a.m., police said.

The wounded man, about 20 years of age, was taken to a hospital where he later died, LAPD Officer Gregory Baek said. Authorities withheld his name, pending notification of relatives.

The suspect was described only as a young man in his late teens or early 20s, Baek said.

Police set up a perimeter in the area, and Stevenson Middle School – occupied by administrators but no students – was locked down as a precaution while a search was conducted.

The perimeter and lockdown were lifted about 2 p.m. but the search was continuing for the suspect, Baek said.

Editor’s note: The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Mikey Rodriguez, of Los Angeles, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Anyone knowing more about the crime was urged to call police at (877) LAPD-247. 

 

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