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Man Pistol Whipped On Monte Vista Street, Police Seek Suspects

Officers have only limited information about the suspects' identity.

Northeast LAPD Gang Unit Detectives are currently seeking two men and one woman they believe are responsible for pistol whipping man on Avenue 52 on Wednesday evening.

According to LAPD Officer Daniel Martinez, the victim was walking on Avenue 52 and Monte Vista Street at about 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday when we has approached by two males and one female.

"The three suspects approached the victim and asked him where his was from," Marinez said. "When he answered one of the suspects pulled a handgun from his waistband and pistol whipped him in the face."

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics treated the victim for his wounds, which were not life threatening.

Martinez said that the incident appeared to be gang related, as one of the men asked the victim "where he was from" before the altercation--a question meant to determine which local gang a person represents.

The incident is currently under investigation by the department No arrests have been made.

Susan R April 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Just because cameras are constitutional does not always make them a good idea either. Is it that difficult for you to understand what the city council is trying to do? They are trying to include safety police as regular police officers so it doesn't look like they are reduced the number of police officers?. Bottom line:We need more police officers! I don't think it should be that hard to understand. I guess that is too difficult for you to understand. You didn't bash Mr. D, but its fine for you to bash me? We pay taxes for police officers. Taxpayers SHOULD get what they are paying for. Period.
Joe Walker April 22, 2012 at 02:27 AM
If we hire more police, they can stop that darn amplifiend music issue that is the number 1 problem in Cypress Park--Susan can tell you all about it. : )
Susan R April 22, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Joe, you got that right.
Kevin Ferguson April 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM
number 1 problem in cypress park is loud music?
TheTruth323 April 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Great idea, scumbags need to go.

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