Authorities say a man was fatally shot early Saturday morning in Boyle Heights.

A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department said the victim, identified only as a Hispanic male, was standing on the 2700 block of Wabash Avenue at around 1:22 am when a car driving by opened fire. The suspect in the vehicle then fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was transported by LA Fire Department personnel to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No additional information on the suspect, though police suspect the shooting was gang-related.

The LA Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 51-year-old Andrew Gutierrez. This is the fourth reported homicide in Boyle Heights this year.

Police have not provided details on a fatal stabbing on the afternoon of March 14 near the intersection of Rio Vista Ave. and Short St.

This post was updated on April 5th to add new information on the victim’s identity.

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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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