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Elderly Highland Park woman shot in the back

The woman was shot in the 6300 block of Aldama

By LUCY GUANUNA

Highland Park  — A suspect remains at large after shooting an elderly woman in the back early Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the 6300 block of Aldama Street after receiving a call reporting 3 to 4 shots fired in the area at about 7:15 p.m.

The victim, a woman in her 60s, was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to her upper back, said Sgt. James Zboravan with LAPD’s Northeast Division.

The suspect shot the victim as she was walking on the street. It is unclear if the shooting was gang related and if the victim was an unintended target, Zboravan said.

Police described the suspect as a male Latino, 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a medium build. He remains at large, Zboravan said.

The victim was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.

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19 comments

  1. Since when has being in your 60’s considered elderly? I hope they catch that POS.

  2. How can anyone oppose gentrification with stories like this one? Gand losers need to be shipped far away.

    • The article specifically stated that they did not know if it was gang realated. Second gentrification is inherently violent for the people that are displaced. I encourage you to read a book called how to kill a city. It explains how gentrification works long term.

      • What a joke that reply is. What kills a city is the gang activity with drive by/gang initiation shootings and killings. Not speaking of any race. All races have a gang and all are killers. I hope this person recovers. It’s not yet called a “gang shooting” but bet your arse it wasn’t a gentrifier with a stroller in one hand, a latte in the other going to pilates.

        • Ha I hope you enjoy the view of homeless everywhere you go thanks to all you “ gentrified with a latte in your hand going to Pilates “ you sound ignorant . There’s always been violence here, look up highland park .

        • I had attempted to be nurtural with my original comment. I do see every race having a gang. Latino, African American, Asian and Whites… My point is. You will NOT nor EVER see a person of any race/color with the latte in hand. (Meaning gentrification? holing a f’ing gun. WKAE UP. A person who’s black, Asian, White or Latino wanting a better life. A life of walking to the store should enjoy NOT being SHOT. I’m sorry you think killing or shooting people is OK.

      • NELA wasn’t always infested by gangs. Gentrification will return Highland Park and other parts of NELA to their historical norms.

  3. That’s my godmom she’s doing good thanks for careing

  4. Some dude who cares

    Want this on avenue 43? Just a FYI are street will no longer be safe , are justice system let out 17 gang member from cypress park and some from highland park. Keep your kids and family’s safe because there shooting anybody and are police department does not respond fast enough or care enough. They don’t even respond sometimes.

  5. Sounds like a gang initiation.

  6. LoL. You must be new to Los Angeles.shooting random ladies in the back has never been part of any gang initiation round here.

  7. I wonder if this has anything to do with the 54 year
    old lady that was shot in Montecito Heights on ave 43 on Monday night? Why didn’t The Eastsider report on this shooting?

  8. First and foremost, I pray for a speedy recovery of the innocent bystander:) Erika I am praying for your godmother!

    I truly believe that everyone living in Highland Park is deserving of a safe, peaceful place to live. It’s not us against them. Children have a right to know their community is safe to play, walk, run, bike, etc… Youngsters, adults, and elderly also want to wholeheartedly enjoy all the blessings Highland Park has to offer its residents!

    I pray for those who have chosen a gang lifestyle to please reconsider a life of love and peace! You deserve to live a life of enlightenment, knowledge, and purpose. You matter!

    And, we need gang prevention programs that are strategically partnered with k-12 schools, law enforcement, community, and families. The program must be on-going, consistent, developmentally tailored for specific age groups. Early identification, prevention and intervention is key to combating gang violence.

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