LAPD’s Pacific division received word that two shooting victims had been admitted to UCLA Hospital in the early morning hours on July 5.
It was determined that the victims had been injured on the beach between Gladstone’s and the Bel Air Bay Club, and West L.A. Officers were brought in to conduct the investigation.
According to reports, the victims, suspects and witnesses were hanging out at the beach at 2 a.m. on Monday, July 5, when words were exchanged. That led to a physical altercation.
The suspect(s) went to a vehicle and returned with a gun. A shooting occurred and two victims were hit in the leg. The suspect(s) fled in a dark-colored BMW. The victims transported themselves to the hospital. No one had called 911.
Pacific Palisades Temporary Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin wrote in a July 5 email to CTN that this is preliminary information and detectives are handling the investigation. “The victims are not Palisadians and nothing is confirmed as to gang affiliation.”
He said that a possible suspect(s) description was two males, one black and the other Hispanic, but that the shooting is still under investigation.
Shooting at Venice: One Dead, One in the Hospital
A shooting occurred at 2:36 a.m. in Venice, when the suspect’s vehicle, a white four-door sedan, pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle.
According to the Venice Current (“Update: Man Dead, Woman Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting in Venice” visit:venicecurrent.com), the shooting was reported at 2:36 a.m.
“Surveillance video showed the victims’ vehicle crashing into a parked car after the shooting, overturning and landing on someone’s front lawn.
“LAPD West Bureau homicide investigators urged anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 213-382-9470 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.”
The two victims were both in their 20s. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken by paramedics to a hospital.
The suspect is at large.