Homicide Report: 25 killings last week in Los Angeles County
There were 25 killings last week in Los Angeles County -- the highest number in any week since December 2008, according to The Times' Homicide Report database.
Despite the surge, killings countywide continue to decline compared with recent years. The year-to-date number of killings as of Sunday was 170, compared with 196 for the same period in 2009 and 245 in 2008.
Among those killed last week was Jose Castillo, 20. Castillo was shot several times and stabbed in the face in the 2600 block of Sichel Street in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. He was pronounced dead at 9:03 p.m. on March 29.
Emanual Dorsey, 30, was shot twice in the head, three times in the torso and twice in the left arm, according to coroner's records. Dorsey was shot in the 1400 block of West 83rd Street in Manchester Square and died at 5:05 p.m. March 29.
The Times' Homicide Report provides an interactive map and database of all homicides in Los Angeles County reported by the coroner since Jan. 1, 2007.
-- Anthony Pesce