A Hollywood man – Brian Delatorre was yesterday murdered next to his apartment building.
The murder was reported at about 11 p.m. on Wilcox Avenue just to the north of Sunset Boulevard.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, two gunmen kicked in Brian’s apartment door and shot him. This forced him, now wounded, to jump out the window even as the men fled on foot late Thursday.
When the LAPD arrived, they found the victim, lying in an alley next to his apartment building. According to Los Angeles Police Department homicide Lt. John Radtke, Brian Delatorre had jumped out of the window of the one-story apartment.
He didn’t make it through the ride to the hospital though as he was declared dead on arrival.
Police searched for the two killers, described as The hunt for the two killers who were described as being hispanic and in their twenties has begun and further updates will unravel as the search continues. It was said though, that one of the suspects was wearing a Dodgers-style jacket.
Radtke also said the LAPD had found two men who fit that description and these have been detained a few blocks from the scene of the crime, away at Selma and Ivar avenues, outside a nightclub. Both suspects have since been taken to Hollywood Station for questioning.
As the victim was associated with a gang, the LAPD believes the shooting may be gang-related.
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