Police searching for gunman following fatal shooting in East Hollywood

A 38-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in East Hollywood when he and another man were confronted by a gunman, authorities said.

Fire and police officials responded to the scene following the shooting about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and Heliotrope Drive, about a block south of the 101 Freeway, authorities said.  

Police spoke to one of the victims at the scene, who directed them to the 4100 block of Rosewood Avenue, where they found the first victim on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds, said Lt. Thomas Mason of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.


The two victims were standing outside on Rosewood Avenue when they saw someone walking toward them, arm extended and pointing a gun, the second victim told police.

“The second victim ran off, and immediately heard gunfire,” Mason said. When he turned back to the scene, he found that the first victim had been struck and called 911, he said.

Nothing appeared to be stolen, Mason said. The second victim was not injured.

Police are searching for the suspect. Authorities “canvassed the area for witnesses and video; none were located,” Mason said.


Anyone with information regarding this shooting can call the LAPD Rampart Division at (213) 484-3650, or (877) LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or weekends. Anonymous tipsters can call Crimestoppers at (800) 222-8477 or text the phone number 274637 with a cellphone.

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