Tag: male victim

Security Guard Fatally Beaten Outside Club

July 31, 2023 ·

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A 32-year-old male security guard was fatally beaten by a group of seven to eleven suspects outside of the Dragonfly nightclub at 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, July 30. The Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting the suspects involved, LAPD released in a statement.  

At around 2:00 a.m., LAPD Hollywood Division officers responded to a radio call about an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arriving, officers were directed to the victim lying on the ground, unconscious and not breathing. 

The victim – whose name has been identified as Daniel, according to Citizen app – was working as a security guard for a Tee Grizzley show, an artist from Detroit, at the venue. A group of seven to eleven, Black males in their 20s, confronted Daniel – for reasons unknown at this time – and caused the victim to lose his footing and fall to the street. The suspects proceeded to kick and stomp on the victim on the ground, then fled on foot heading westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard to southbound Hudson Avenue.

Officers summoned the Los Angeles Fire Department to the scene, who transported Daniel to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

The motive behind the brutal attack and the identities of the suspects are unknown at this time. The full identity of the victim, Daniel, has not yet been disclosed either.  

This remains an open investigation and anyone with additional information is urged to call Operations West Bureau Homicide Division, at (213) 382-9470. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Lacy

Man Shot Dead At Reported Illegal Gambling Operation

May 31, 2023 ·

HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A fatal shooting that occurred at 3341 West Cahuenga Boulevard – near Universal Studios – left a male victim, believed to be a security guard, dead at the scene on Wednesday, May 31. The suspects remain at-large and an investigation is being conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department Homicide Division, LAPD Public Information Officer Lee told Canyon News. 

At around 3:40 a.m., patrol units from the North Hollywood LAPD Station responded to reports of a fatal shooting at the 3300 block of West Cahuenga Boulevard. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered an “illegal gambling establishment,” as well as a Hispanic male in his early 30s, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. No further details about his identity are available at this time. 

It appears that two men entered the building through a back entrance – which is listed as a The Roof Hookah Lounge – wearing ski masks and armed with rifles. They were reportedly confronted by a security guard, who reached for his pistol and was shot multiple times by at least one of the suspects.

“This may have been a botched robbery attempt,” Detective Richard Moakley told ABC 7 News. The suspects reportedly searched the building for money for “only a minute” before fleeing empty handed down a back alley.

Approximately 30 people were inside the building – described as a two-story establishment with a hookah lounge on the top floor and  “some sort of gambling operation” on the lower level – at the time of the incident, Moakley said. Poker games were going on simultaneously, ABC 7 News reported. 

Investigators reportedly remained at the scene for 12 more hours following the incident. The number of suspects involved and their identities cannot be confirmed at this time. 

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting, the illegal operation and/or the identities of the suspects is urged to contact the LAPD or submit an anonymous tip at https://www.lacrimestoppers.org/

By Lacy

Warren Loo Identified As Victim In Three-Vehicle Fire

May 29, 2023 ·

Warren Loo Identified As Victim In Three-Vehicle Fire

LOS FELIZ— The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has identified the victim found in the aftermath of a fire that burned three vehicles as 83-year-old Warren Loo. It remains unclear whether Loo was already dead before the fire or if he perished in the fire; the cause of death is still under investigation. 

On Thursday, May 18, three vehicles and a detached garage were set ablaze behind a residence at 2030 North Edgemont Street. Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters fully extinguished the flames and found an adult male body – later identified as Loo – inside one of the vehicles, LAFD reported. 

At around 1:12 p.m., LAFD responded to three vehicles on fire next to a two-story structure behind a residence near Ambrose Avenue. By 1:30 p.m, 46 firefighters were called to the scene to battle intense flames that extended from the vehicles to the adjacent two-story structure behind the main house. LAFD firefighters took 52 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the flames threatening the main house and other properties, LAFD said.

LAFD firefighters working to extinguish the flames.

“It [was] a detached garage with living quarters on top of it – or a shop of some kind – which had three vehicles parked in front of it that seemed to be on fire which extended to the structure itself and got into the attic,” an LAFD investigator told ABC 7. “The firefighters were able to start working on the structure, extinguish the vehicles and keep the fire confined to the original building.” 

Firefighters extinguished the fire before it could affect the main house, as well as surrounding properties. No other injuries were reported. 

The Los Angeles City Coroner’s Office is still investigating Loo’s cause of death.

Man Shot Near Ramona Elementary School

May 3, 2023 ·

HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A shooting that occurred injured one person near Ramona Elementary School on Wednesday, May 3. Canyon News spoke with Los Angeles Police Department Officer Matthew Cruz who confirmed the incident. 

At around 10:43 a.m., LAPD officers responded to a call that there was an assault with a deadly weapon and shots were fired at Mariposa Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Officers arrived at the scene and requested a rescue ambulance for a male victim in his 30s, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital. No further details about his identity or status of his condition could be disclosed at this time.

The suspect vehicle – described as a white 2005 Honda Accord – was last seen traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard. The suspect is reportedly a Hispanic male, five foot seven inches, 150 pounds and was wearing a white shirt, black shorts. The weapon used was a black handgun, which officers did not recover at the scene. 

According to a witness, students at Ramona Elementary School were on recess, playing in the school yard, at the time of the shooting. Witnesses heard about six consecutive gunshots and children reportedly screamed and ran into the school. The school proceeded to go into a lockdown. 

If anyone knows any more information regarding this incident, please contact LAPD Rampart Division at (213) 484-3400.

By Lacy

Suspects Remain At Large In Hollywood Shooting

April 16, 2023 ·

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The search continues for two suspects – a male and female – involved in a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue on Friday, April 14, Canyon News confirmed with Los Angeles Police Officer Im and Officer Podany. 

At 7:35 p.m., officers from the LAPD Hollywood Division responded to a report that a person was shot in front of the Capital One Cafe, near the Metro Red Line station and TCL Chinese Theatre. 

According to Officer Im, the victim was with two witnesses when the suspects approached and proceeded to get into a fight with one of the witnesses over money. The victim attempted to intervene when the male suspect brandished a gun and shot one round at the victim. Both suspects reportedly fled into the Red Line Hollywood/Highland Metro station platform, as reported via the Citizen app. There is no further information on the suspect’s whereabouts at this time, LAPD Officer Podany confirmed. 

Attendees of the TCM Classic Film Festival – which was taking place at the TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – received alerts to shelter in place, ABC7 reported.

Suspect one is described as a 20-year-old Hispanic male, with black hair, standing 5 foot and 11 inches and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and carrying a black satchel with white writing on the strap. Suspect two is described as a 24-year-old, White or Hispanic female with black hair, standing 5 foot and 11 inches and weighing 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink jumpsuit. 

The victim – a 37-year-old male – was transported to a nearby trauma center suffering from a reported gunshot wound to the head. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was listed in stable condition. 

Anyone with details about this incident, or about the whereabouts of the suspects, is urged to call LAPD Hollywood Division at (213) 972-2971.

By Lacy