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Two separate shootings in Boyle Heights sent two men to the hospital and at least one of those was from a drive-by incident. The Eastsider reported that a man was in stable condition Wednesday morning after being hit by gunfire from a passing vehicle near the intersection of Evergreen Avenue and Fairmount Street. He was shot with several rounds after a car drove up and unloaded.

On Monday night, another man near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Soto Street was shot in the buttocks. He told police that he initially thought the shooting was  a firework. The Los Angeles Police Department says they do not know if the incident was gang related. 

A drive-by shooting earlier this month hit a 10-year old girl in the head. She survived that. The Los Angeles City Board of Police Commissioners recently met in Boyle Heights to discuss the state of law enforcement in the Eastside neighborhood.

Read about the shootings on The Eastsider.

Written with contributions by Lucy Guanuna for the Eastsider, a hybrid of news, occasional opinion, observations and links to other web sites, all curated for an Eastside audience. The Eastsider has been named as L.A. Best Neighborhood Blog by L.A. Magazine and L.A. Weekly. 

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