A person was in crucial situation after being shot throughout a theft close to Koreatown, with two suspects stealing a watch and three gold chains, Los Angeles police mentioned Saturday.
Officers responded to studies of a taking pictures about 4:15 p.m. Friday within the 2800 block of Sundown Place, the place they discovered the gunshot sufferer, LAPD Officer Hector Guzman mentioned. The weapon allegedly used within the taking pictures was a semiautomatic handgun, Guzman mentioned.
The sufferer has not been recognized, and the 2 suspects stay at massive, police mentioned.
The taking pictures happened in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood, exterior the high-rise residential constructing often known as Kurve on Wilshire, KABC7 reported. The station mentioned the watch taken was a Rolex.
Robberies in L.A. are up 11.7% in contrast with the identical time a yr earlier, in keeping with crime statistics overlaying the interval by means of Nov. 12. Earlier this yr, an LAPD process power reported that not less than 17 gangs have been focusing on among the metropolis’s wealthiest residents, sending crews in a number of automobiles to seek out, comply with and rob them of jewellery, designer purses and different high-end objects.
In a number of of these incidents, the victims had been punched, crushed or pistol-whipped, police mentioned.
Nonetheless, such high-profile robberies haven’t been restricted to town of L.A.
In Could, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft in West Hollywood the place 4 suspects had been believed to have stolen $19,000 price of luxurious watches from two folks. Two months later, two suspects had been captured on video pistol-whipping a person and a lady earlier than fleeing with a $60,000 Rolex within the parking zone of a 99 Ranch Market within the San Gabriel Valley group of Rowland Heights.
A suspect in that case was arrested a month later.
Two weeks in the past, a person was robbed in West Hollywood by a suspect who pointed a handgun at him after which drove over him together with his automobile. A lot of that incident was additionally captured on video.