Beverly Center shooting claims one victimMay 19th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
A shooting at the Beverly Center shopping mall yesterday afternoon at about 3:10 left one man fatally wounded,the Los Angeles Police Department scrambling for clues,and the Hip-Hop community wondering with held breath, if they had lost one of their promising new upcoming talents:Roderick Anthony Burton II aka “Dolla”. The LAPD were initially brought in to investigate reports of a group fight leading to violence, but were not sure about the identity of the victim. While unconfirmed reports claim the victim was in fact rapper Dolla, both the police department as well as the mainstream media remain tight-lipped and non-committal on the subject.
However, the LAPD has officially conceded, that there was in fact, a man shot at the entrance to the mall on La Cinega Boulevard, and that the victim was in a gravely critical condition. While the details remain sketchy and the sequence of events fuzzed-up by conflicting reports, one snippet of information that seems to be true based on multiple reports stating the same, is evidently the fact that the suspects happened to be in a silver Mercedes SUV. Following the incident, all entrances and exits were sealed off, with the police launching into a investigation right away. According to later unconfirmed reports, a possible suspect was detained by the police at the local airport, trying to board a plane out of the area. In the event of the information about rapper Dolla turning out to be true, it would renew concerns about the longstanding association of the Hip-Hop community with violence.
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