Cyclist wounded during drive-by shooting in Historic Filipinotown

Jan 3, 2014

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A cyclist was shot in the knee this morning in Historic Filipinotown after bullets were fired from a passing vehicle, police said.

The male cyclist, who was riding his bike on Beverly Boulevard near Alvarado Street when he was shot at about 7:50 a.m., was taken to a hospital for treatment, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the LAPD Rampart Division. The victim is expected to recover from his injury, he said.

“The victim was not believed to be a gang member,” said Buhrmester in an email. “It isn’t clear what led to the shooting, but mistaken identity or road rage are being examined as possibilities.”

Detectives are conducting follow-up at this time as they search for suspects.

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