6 wounded after gunman opens fire into crowd following argument at Boyle Heights bar, LAPD says


BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Six people were shot and wounded early Sunday morning after an argument erupted at a bar in Boyle Heights and a man opened fire into a crowd, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at the Holiday Bar in the 2400 block of Whittier Boulevard, where the verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation before the shooting, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Leticia Ruiz.

Officers arrived at the scene to find six victims suffering from gunshot wounds and bystanders holding down the suspect, an LAPD spokesperson said.

The injured, including a man in critical condition, were transported to hospitals, the spokesperson said. The critically wounded man’s condition was later upgraded to stable; he and the other victims are expected to survive.

The suspect was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered, police said. His identity was not immediately released.

The circumstances that prompted the argument were unclear.

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