Hollywood Murder Leaves Man Dead, Shocks Tourists
Late Sunday, a brazen murder took place on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Las Palmas Blvd, leaving a 30 year old man dead and a suspect on the run until his capture early Monday morning.
The shooting took place close to midnight in front of a crowd of Hollywood club goers. Two shots rang out, hitting the victim in the head and torso. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died. The murder appears to be gang related.
The violence has exacerbated a long standing complaint levied by local business about the rise in violent crime and the need for more police presence in the area. The businesses contend that the clubs surrounding their locations are bring in dangerous people to the neighborhood, both hurting their business and endangering the tourists who walk down the boulevard. Some are looking to take legal action if the Los Angeles Police Department does not do something to better protect the area.
With the likely uptick in police presence, and the presumption of innocence before guilt, it is imperative that in any cases of presumed theft or murder the defendants are represented by the most effective and qualified Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys.