A 23-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting and killing a man in a busy Hollywood intersection, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.
The victim was shot twice - once in the head and torso - after an altercation near North Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard (map) around 11:40 p.m., LAPD Sgt. Tyler said.
Bike officers heard about five gunshots and located the victim lying facedown in the street, Lt. John Radtke said.
“Additional officers arrived, they rendered aid to the victim. They were able to get his heart beating,” Radtke said. “A paramedic rushed the victim to a local hospital, but unfortunately about and hour-and-a-half later the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.”
A man was detained after the shooting, but a weapon was not located. As of Sunday morning, police said they were continuing to search for a second man.
Michael Vincent Carter, 23, was arrested and expected to be charged with murder, LAPD stated in a news release Sunday afternoon.
Carter was a San Fernando Valley gang member and the motive was believed to be gang related, police stated. His bail was $1 million.
Detectives were not searching for additional gunmen, the news release stated. It was unclear if Carter was the man detained as of Sunday morning.
The unidentified victim was believed to be with two men at the time of the incident, and police said they wished to speak with them.
Police also said they were searching for cell phone and business surveillance video since there were several witnesses in the area during the shooting.