|RUDE AWAKENING: We reported as many as 20 gunshots, in 3 rounds, around 2:30am, Wednesday May 6. Within 10 minutes, a Los Angeles Police helicopter started circling central Atwater Village and the LA River. LAPD cruisers soon followed, lights and sirens down Riverside Drive on the opposite side of the river. More gunshot reports on AVNC forum.|
3:00am: Chopper searchlight seems to focus on river area between Sunnynook Drive and Glendale Blvd. And May seems to be shaping up much like April.
3:10am: Explanation from an officer at the scene, as posted on the AVNC forum: 2 individuals were drinking at the river, possibly at the bench near the Sunnynook footbridge. They were confronted and shot at by one or more suspects. The 2 victims ran toward Valleybrink Rd., got separated. Police found one victim, shot in the buttocks, at Glenmanor and Valleybrink.
(Mere steps from where Joey Romo was shot down.)
This is literally becoming a pain in the ass.
May 6, 2009
Gunshots in 90039: Nearly 20 Shots Heard at 2:30am
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