Six injured when gunman opens fire at Boyle Heights bar

A gunman opened fire on patrons of a Boyle Heights bar early Sunday, injuring six people, police said.

A fight broke out between patrons of the Holiday Bar in the 2400 block of Whittier Boulevard around 1 a.m., police said. A man then pulled out a handgun and began shooting into the crowd.

“It’s unclear who he was arguing with,” LAPD Lt. Letisia Ruiz told KTLA. “When he pulled out the handgun, he fired into the crowd, and that’s when individuals were hit by gunfire.”

Officer Rosario Cervantes, spokesperson for the department, said first responders found three injured people inside the bar when they arrived. Three others went to the hospital, she said.

The victims were only identified as four men and two women, all in their twenties.

The suspected shooter was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered from the scene, Cervantes said. She did not reveal her identity or give any reason for the shooting.

Footage from KTLA on Sunday morning shows officers still probing the scene. Part of Whittier Boulevard remained closed.

Los Angeles Times

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