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Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to sort out a pair of Saturday night shootings in Atwater Village – including one at a party thrown by high school-age students – that left three men injured. All three victims – believed to be gang members – survived the shootings but police are looking for more information to help identify potential suspects, said a police officer involved with the investigation. The shootings – on the 4100 block of Chevy Chase Drive and the 3300 block of La Clede Avenue – both took place at about the same time but it’s still not clear if they were related. “We don’t know the circumstances,” said the officer.
In the first shooting, a known Atwater Village gang member in his early 20s was shot by members of a rival gang as he rode a bike on Chevy Chase Drive at about 11:40 p.m. In the second shooting, which took place at about the same time, two gang members from the East Hollywood were shot during a party thrown by high school students, said the officer, who declined to be identified. The victims might have gotten into a fight after crashing the party, according to the officer. “The kids [throwing the party] did not know the victims.”
Anyone with information about the shootings are asked to contact the Northeast Division gang unit at 323-344-5701 or submit information anonymously.