Murder Was the Case: LA Homicide No. 212, Altercation Turns Ugly in Rampart Area Shooting

A 40-year-old Hispanic male wielding a machete was gunned down August 20 in the 500 block of South Coronado Street, between Sixth and Fifth streets.


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According to police reports, Oscar Lopez-Hernandez was carrying a machete when he got into an argument with an Hispanic male who was around the age of 20. Lopez-Hernandez was shot in the chest by the unknown shooter. The incident occurred 7:30 p.m. Police are unclear about why the two men got into an argument but suspect the incident was gang-related. Anyone with information should contact Rampart Division detectives (213) 484-3400.


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