Leonardo Lopez, L.A. Homicide No. 121: Teenager Killed, Another Injured in Gang-Related Shooting in Boyle Heights

A 17-year-old boy was killed and his friend was injured in a gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights May 30. Police said a lone gunman approached Leonardo Lopez and his 21-year-old friend around 11:25 am in the 800 block of North Fickett Street.

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Lopez was shot in the back and right knee. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. His friend was also hit but is in stable condition at a local hospital. The shooting appears to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342-8969.


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