Silver Lake, land of the hipster, home of gentrification. Sure. Look at the Mercedes SLK in our Google maps photo.
Still, people forget that it's also a barrio and, as such, people get murdered. Most of the city of L.A.'s streets are claimed by one gang or another, even in the Westside and the so-called new Eastside of Silver Lake and Echo Park.
Cops happened upon a killing near Silver Lake last night:
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Officers heading to another call came across a man down in the 2200 block of Allesandro Street about 10:15 p.m., LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph told the Weekly.
The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound, he said.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded but couldn't revive him: The man was declared dead at the scene, Joseph said.
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His ID was not available.
If you look at the map the terrain appears to be somewhere between Silver Lake, Echo Park and Elysian Park.
Not a good place to be if local gangsters are around.