HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A shooting occurred at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue near the Red Line Metro station on Friday, April 14, Canyon News confirmed with Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im. The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for two suspects – a male and female – whose whereabouts are unknown at this time.
At 7:35 p.m., LAPD responded to a report that a person was shot near the TCL Chinese Theatre. According to Officer Im, the victim was hanging out with two friends when the suspects approached and proceeded to get into a fight with one of the friends over money. The victim intervened and the male suspect brandished a gun and shot one round at the victim. Both suspects fled into the Red Line Hollywood/Highland Metro station. It has not been disclosed whether the suspects got on a train heading towards Universal Studios or if they’re still around the area of the scene.
Suspect one is described as a 20-year-old male, Hispanic with black hair, five foot eleven inches, 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, five foot eleven inches and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater and pink pants.
The victim – a 37-year-old male – has been transported to a nearby trauma center suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was reportedly shot in the head, however LAPD is not able to confirm at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects is urged to call LAPD Hollywood Division at (213) 972-2971.