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Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 149, El Sereno Drive-By Shooting


A Hispanic male in his 30s was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in El Sereno on July 9.


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The shooting, which occurred in the 4200 block of Portola Avenue near Henderson Street, was reported shortly after 9 p.m. According to preliminary police reports, the victim was shot in the back and found dead at the scene by police. Police are not sure whether the shooting was gang-related. This is the fourth homicide to occur in LAPD's Hollenbeck Division since July. Anyone with information about the shooting should call Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 526-3679.