Witmer Street gang member shot in driveway by 18th Street member on bicycle in Los Angeles
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Hispanic male, 18, rides by on bicycle northbound on Hartford Avenue between 7th and Linwood Street just west of downtown Los Angeles in Witmer Street (WST) turf. The suspect fires two shots with a 9mm, hitting the victim, 19, in the right buttock and left thigh and then rides to his home on the same block where witnesses see him go.
The suspect was later arrested at his apartment building and the LAPD search his apartment where they found the key to his bicycle lock and the weapon.
The suspect was riding his bike when the male passenger, a Witmer Street member, recognized the suspect at 8th & Union as a 18th Street, Columbia Lil Cycos member. The victim, a male & female drive off but but they see the suspect on his bicycle on Hartford where he lives in rival turf. The victim drops the male friend 1 block away and then drives into driveway in an effort to see what the suspect is trying to do, and then the driver gets shot. The other friends runs to his rescue and drives him to hospital.
An elderly black man, unrelated to the incident walks by at the same time the shooting occurs. The suspect is charged with attempted murder & gang enhancement.
Date: April 2010
Location: Los Angeles