LOS ANGELES – A person was shot in the head with a BB gun in the latest of a string of six predawn projectile shootings in the Westlake district since mid-December, police said Friday.
The shooting occurred around 3:15 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Wilshire Boulevard, between Alvarado Street and the Harbor (110) Freeway.
The shootings began around 12:40 a.m. Dec. 14 where one victim was standing outside a tent near Wilshire Boulevard and Lucas Avenue and another victim was asleep inside the tent when the first victim was struck by an unknown projectile an the second victim was hit in the right cheek.
The other shootings occurred:
— between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Dec. 20 in the area of Whitmer and Ingraham streets where the victim was shot in the face by an assailant armed with a BB or pellet gun;
— around 2 a.m. on Dec. 23 where the victim was shot in the back with a bullet with an unknown caliber around 2 a.m. in the area near Wilshire Boulevard and Whitmer Street.
— approximately 5:10 a.m. Jan. 12 when a person sitting in a wheelchair sustained two shots to the head in the 1200 block of Wilshire Boulevard; and
— at 3 a.m. Jan. 14, another victim was shot by an unknown assailant at 3 a.m. in the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Whitmer Street.
Anyone with information about these shootings was asked to call the LAPD’s Rampart Community Police Station at 213-484-3631. During non-business hours and on weekends, calls should be made to 213- 972- 2971 or 877- 527- 3247. Anonymous calls can be made to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477 or sent to lacrimestoppers.org.