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Suspect arrested in fatal Hollywood Walk of Fame shooting

October 10, 2011 | 11:01 am

Map shows location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as nearby homicides in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

A suspect has been arrested in a shooting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that left a young man dead, authorities said Monday.

Victim Jesse Medina, 19, of Hollywood, was fatally shot about 3 a.m. Sunday on the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard near Las Palmas Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

[Updated at 11:15 a.m.: At least 39 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Sunday's shooting since January 2007, according to coroner’s data collected for The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.]

Officers responded to the sound of multiple gunshots and found Medina lying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Officers detained several people who were at the scene for questioning and later arrested a suspect, whose name has not been released.


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Image: Map shows the location of Sunday's shooting in purple, as well as 39 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times