Saturday Morning Shootings; 1 Dead South of Downtown L.A. at 14th Street and Long Beach Avenue, 1 Wounded 64th and Hoover

(Excuse the cold, impersonal tone of the following sad story. There were few details available and a trip to the crime scene produced next to nothing.)  

Savoy Niece Anderson was walking home 

Saturday, around 3:20 a.m., a man snatched a purse from a woman at the corner of 14th Street and Long Beach Avenue in a desolate area south of downtown Los Angeles. A man chased after the thief who turned around and shot him, perhaps with the aid of an accomplice. 

The man, whose name was not released pending the notification of his family, was described as black and 37-years-old, He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

By 10 a.m, at 14th and Long Beach Avenue, there was no sign of the violence. No murder candles, no obvious blood on the sidewalk or street. No crime tape. A half block away, on Long Beach near Newton Street at a small homeless encampment, no one claimed to know the victim or had even heard shots. A clerk at a 14th street marijuana dispensary was stunned to hear someone had been a homicide victim this morning. Same for a delivery driver. It was like it never happened.  

Anyone with information can call call LAPD's Newton Division detectives at (323) 846-6556

In a gang related incident,  shortly after 11 a.m., a 40-year-old black male was walking near 64th Street and Hoover Street when a man exited his vehicle and began shooting. The victim was hit in the thigh and transported to California Hospital. 

The suspect, who fled in a black Infinity with paper plates,  was described only as a black male somewhere between 20 to 25 years of age. 

Anyone with information can call call the LAPD's 77th Street Division at (213) 485-4164.

Friday, a man and woman were shot as they drove in their car along Western Avenue near 42nd Place. They were transported to a local hospital where the man was pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information can call LAPD's Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582

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