Sylmar shooting leaves victim with serious injuries. Hate crime investigation

Police say that an attack in Sylmar which left one victim fighting for her life earlier this week was being investigated as a hate crime.

According to the report, the incident occurred Tuesday morning at the 7-Eleven parking lot near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Polk Street. Los Angeles Police Department.

Responding officers located the victim, who was suffering from a gunshot injury, on the ground.

The victim, who was described as a male dressed in women’s clothing, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

“The suspect approached the victim, who was in a conversation with another individual,”Officials from the LAPD stated this in an updated news release. “The suspect made disparaging and offensive comments to that individual regarding the appearance and clothing the victim was wearing, then fired multiple shots at the victim before fleeing the scene.”

Authorities do not have any information on the shooter.

Bamby Salacedo, [email protected] Coalition’s president and CEO, said that the shootings show that violence against marginalized communities still needs to be prevented.

“My hope is that all of this hate stops,”Salcedo shared his story with KTLA. “I believe that if we see the humanity in all of us, we can diminish the hate that has been generated toward us.”

If you have any additional information, please call Detective Thomas Townsend of Valley Bureau Homicide at (818-374-9550). 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. 

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