LAPD: Homicides this week have increased 250% in L.A. compared with last week

LAPD: Homicides this week have increased 250% in L.A. compared with last week
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[Ed. – The protests have made a difference.]

The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that homicides in the city increased 250% over the previous week, and the number of people who were shot increased by 56% during the same period.

The increased numbers were recorded during the week of May 31-June 6, but officials also reported continued violence this week.

“The past 24 hours has seen four shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide,” an LAPD statement said.

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The homicide occurred about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Vermont Avenue in the east Hollywood area. The victim, a man in his 40s, died at the scene. No information was available on the man’s identity, or on a suspect.

The other three shootings:

— At about 2:10 p.m. Monday, a person was wounded near Daley Street and Manitou Avenue in the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division by a man who fled in a vehicle.

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