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Shots Fired Into Building on Monte Vista Street Monday

Nobody was injured in the shooting.

A brief shooting incident occurred at the corner of Monte Vista Street and Avenue 56 on Monday evening, which resulted in stray bullets entering a nearby apartment unit, according to LAPD Northeast. 

Nobody was injured in the shooting.

Detective Rick Ortiz, who heads the LAPD Northeast Gang Unit, reported that a suspect was "shooting a gun at the intersection of Monte Vista Street and Avenue 56 at around 7 p.m. on Monday."

According to Ortiz, at least one of the bullets penetrated a nearby building, landing in a residents living room.

Ortiz said they were unable to get a good description of the suspect.

"One of the witnesses said they saw a guy shooting a gun, but didn't have much more of a description," Ortiz said. "We don't know what he was shooting at, whether it was somebody else, or what. Incidents like this usually happen so fast. We get a report that there's shooting taking place, and by the time we arrive, everyone has run off."

Ruben Del Portillo April 05, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Due to the on-going violence in this area, I think that cameras on Monte Vista will assist the LAPD Northeast officers tremendously. Even if the suspects flee, authorities will have have the video. I recommend placing obvious cameras and some not so obvious. This should be addressed at the next neighborhood council meeting.
Carl Showalter April 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Lots of gun violence in this part of town in recent weeks. I hope the LAPD gets these moron gangbangers.
Mark April 05, 2012 at 07:51 PM
This is why this area of highland park and figueroa is not gentrifying as fast as York Blvd. These knuckleheads who who have no respect for the community or its residents.
Concerned citizen April 06, 2012 at 03:22 PM
These gang members have been in this community for over 40 years they are not going to disappear over night. The community needs to band together and find positive services for these young youth. The police and probation know who they are and they have many resources to steer these youth in a opposite direction. But at the end of the day it all starts with your parents and the attitude reflects there children. I was born and raised in highland park and it is slowly changing for the good but not fast enough.
clvngodess April 06, 2012 at 04:01 PM
What's legality/constitutionality of surveillance like that?
TheTruth323 April 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Cameras, more cops and zero tolerance for the gang bullshit. Sure, try and work with the youth offenders to steer them in the right direction but repeat gang offenders, especially those involved with violent crimes need to go away for good, and quickly. Make it as uncomfortable for them as possible, make it unbearable. Build more prisons and fill them up.

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