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17-year-old Alhambra resident shot, killed in Lincoln Heights

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in Lincoln Heights on Sunday, Sep. 20, according to Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim is identified as Adrian Shije of Alhambra, NBC4 reports. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and lying on the ground near West Avenue 28 and Barranca Street around 2:05p.m.

Witnesses said they heard an argument between Shije and occupants of a car before the shooter shot him. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transferred the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Candlelight vigil for Adrian Shije | Screenshot from the Twitter account of Shije's friendFamily and friends held a candlelight vigil for Shije at the site of the shooting on Tuesday night.

There is no suspect description, and the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Hollenbeck Homicide investigators at (213) 342-8964. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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2 thoughts on “17-year-old Alhambra resident shot, killed in Lincoln Heights”

  1. This area Lincoln heights is horrible I live in the area and hear gunshots and helicopters all the time,it’s not safe to live in my brother was walking on Broadway to the store and a car of low life thugs stopped him asking him of he is from a gang and telling him stuff my brother is not gang related and ignored them but he has gotten guns pulled out on him ,he doesn’t look like a gangster he is not one either !but this area is very bad and I fear for my sons and will move out soon I do not want them to attend any schools in the area and if you got sons move out ASAP ,am so sorry for your lost may he Rip to your love one ,I always hear and see nothing but shootings in Lincoln heights ,the cops should really put cameras and do something for our youth and these gangs are messing with young guys teens who are not gang related but think they are or because they protect themselves ,these lowlifes wanna mess with our youth hope I get out soon

  2. This victim is my son, Adrian Joshua Winterhawk Shije, a Native American Pueblo Indian boy. If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Every little detail can help. Let us know what you’re hearing on the streets and at school. Justice for Joshua!

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