|(April 17, 2021, 6:10 a.m.) -- A drive-by shooting Friday April 16 in the 1000 block of Myrtle Ave. (just west of MLK Ave.) in CD 6 (Councilwoman Suely Saro) left a man wounded. The crime scene is roughly a mile and a half due south on Myrtle from a shooting less than a week earlier.
It's the 22nd shooting (counting total persons hit + casings found + homicides) [or 23rd if one counts one on the 7th district border] in CD 6 since January 1, 2021, represented by Saro since mid-December 2020.
Lt. Ryan Watson says (in preliminary information with the details still under investigation) that at about 7:15 p.m. on April 16, officers responded to a calling party who stated that someone had been shot at the 1000 block of Myrtle Ave..
Officers didn't find a victim on scene but subsequently located an involved-man (adult) at a local hospital. The victim was last listed in stable condition. The suspect was described as a male Black wearing a hooded sweatshirt who got away in a dark colored SUV (from which the shots were fired) that fled westbound on 10th St. Gang detectives are investigating the incident.
As previously reported by LBREPORT.com, on April 12 a shooting in the 2200 block of Myrtle Avenue left casings indicating a shooting had occurred.
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