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Shooting of 2 cyclists in Koreatown remains a mystery

Bicyclist Hit by SUV, Then Shot Dead in Koreatown

A brazen daylight shooting in Koreatown on Saturday that left one bicyclist dead and another wounded in Koreatown remains a mystery with police asking for the public's help.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear and the police were investigating whether it was road rage, gang-related or a personal vendetta.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.

A bicyclist identified as 19-year-old Shaoyan Almazan was struck by a white SUV near the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and San Marino Street around 1:20 p.m., according to Los Angeles police officer Karen Rayner. 

A man then stepped out of the car and fatally shot the bicyclist while he was on the ground, Rayner said. A second cyclist was shot while he was getting away from the scene. He received non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Police are searching for three male suspects in a white SUV, Rayner said.

It was not known whether the victims knew one another or whether the second victim was just a passerby, Rayner said.

Witnesses told CBS2 that they saw two men jump out of the SUV and open fire on the first cyclist.

Havanapola Shanti, a Buddhist monk, told the station he was crossing the street and saw the van crash into the first cyclist. Others said the gunmen appeared to intentionally target the cyclist.

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Photo: Crime scene in Koreatown. Credit: KTLA News

 

 
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