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LAPD looks for gunman in East Hollywood killing

January 12, 2012 |  7:42 pm

Homicides reported in East Hollywood
A 25-year-old man waiting with his girlfriend at bus stop in East Hollywood was killed Thursday by a gunman in a suspected gang-related attack, police said.

Cesar Gonzalez, who lived in Los Angeles, and his girlfriend were at the stop near Santa Monica Boulevard and Edgemont when they were approached by two men about 1:15 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

One man pushed the woman to the ground, police said, and the other drew a small handgun and opened fire. Gonzalez was struck in the chest as the attackers ran away.

Gonzalez was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

Since January 2007, at least 74 homicides have been reported within two miles of Thursday's shooting scene, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information regarding Gonzalez's slaying is asked to call Det. Carrillo or Det. Governo at (323) 344-5744. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.


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Map shows homicides reported since 2007 within two miles of Thursday's shooting. Credit: Times Homicide Report