Gang Related Shooting In Arleta California
In my neighborhood of Arleta at around 5pm an expedition pulled up along side a vehicle that was parked and hispanic males exchanged words with a rival gang member. His friend who was standing close by thought the people in the expedition were joking around but soon realized they were serious as the men in the vehicle open fired on his friend shooting him 4 times before finally shooting the young man in the head.
The critically injured 22 year old man was taken to a local hospital where his condition is currently unavailabe. Several people were detained in handcuffs and the friend of the victim was distraught as he sat on a curb as i spoke with him briefly.
News reports that this happened in Pacoima but it actually happened in Arleta because I also live just down the street and we are on the West Side of the wash and a block away from Arleta High School. Pacoima is one block east of Arleta Ave which is on the East Side of the Wash.
Video Footage from CBS 2 NEWS
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A man was killed in 2006 by a next door neighbor on the same block because of an on going fued over parking and things esculated around 2am when the victim came home from work blasting his car stereo and was shot.
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Filiberto Ramirez, 22 of Arleta was shot about 4pm just south of Woodale Ave on Filmore Ave., and died at Olive View Hospital in Sylmar, California.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to call homicide detectives Heather Gahry or Jose Martinez at (818) 834-3115, or the 24-hour number (877) LAW-FULL.
My friend who is a police chaplin and 20 year veteran with the Los Angeles Sheriff Department wrote a blog about the crime. Please click on the link below to read his thoughts on the tragedy