Authorities say a man in his 30s was fatally shot Sunday in an industrial sector of Boyle Heights, between the Old Sears building and the LA River.

Hollenbeck Division officers responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon on the 1500 Block of Rio Vista Ave. at around 11:40 pm, according to an LAPD spokesperson.

Upon arrival, officers were directed towards a nearby vehicle where the victim, described only as a Hispanic male, was found in the passenger seat suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was later pronounced dead by LA Fire Department personnel. No additional suspect or victim information was available and an investigation into the incident is ongoing. It was unknown if the victim was unhoused or if the shooting was gang-related.

This is the 19th homicide reported in Boyle Heights so far in 2022.

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Alex Medina

Alex Medina is a graduate of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and 2018 alumnus of the Boyle Heights Beat. He is a recent graduate of Hamilton College in Central New York where he majored in Hispanic...

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