|(Aug. 18, 2017, 11:15 p.m.) -- In a release today (Aug. 18), LBPD provides details on yesterday's (Aug. 17) homicide previously reported by LBREPORT.com.
[LBPD release text] On August 17, 2017, at approximately 2:30 pm officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Myrtle regarding a shooting that just occurred.
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(Aug. 17, 2017, 6:25 p.m.) -- The man found shot this afternoon in the area north of Poly High near Myrtle Ave. has been pronounced deceased. SWAT is now active in the area.
(August 17, 2017, 4:50 p.m.) -- Initial information is sketchy but LBPD confirms that a man (adult) was shot at midafternoon today (Aug. 17) in the neighborhood about a block north of Poly High near Myrtle Ave. (just west of MLK Ave., 6th Council district.)
LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Brad Johnson says that officers found the man with a gunshot wound in a vehicle in the 1900 block of Myrtle Ave, but officers subsequently determined that the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Dayman St. and the victim drove to the 1900 block of Myrtle where he crashed into a parked vehicle.
The situation was fluid at midafternoon with LBPD's investigation ongoing. The crime scene is a couple of blocks west and about a block north of the former location of "World Famous VIP Records" on PCH (east of MLK.)
Further as we learn it.
LBPD's investigation is ongoing.
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