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Two Innocent Bystanders Killed Before Speed Chase by Suspect

Posted on June 15, 2012

North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles

North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles (Photo credit: slasher-fun)

Imagine being an innocent bystander, strolling around and enjoying your day when suddenly, a gunman appears and starts shooting bullets. The terror, the panic, and the confusion fill the air. Pedestrians all around you run and scream. There’s nowhere to duck, nowhere to hide. In fact, this situation has never happened to you before. There’s no drill for duck-and-cover when it comes to crazy killers; it’s only sheer panic. You hear the gunshots, you hear people screaming, and you see someone falling. What happens if it is you who gets wounded? Or worse, what happens if it’s someone you love who gets killed?

On Thursday, June 14 two people were killed by a gunman. The victims had no forewarning of what was coming. The suspect, whose names has yet to be released, killed the two individuals before police were called and a pursuit proceeded. The killings happened in the afternoon in a North Hollywood street. The two victims are believed to be father and son working on a construction site. When the 19-year old male went outside to get some tools, he was met with the male Hispanic suspect. Afterwards, an onlooker said he witnessed the boy drop to the ground as if he had been shot.

The boy’s father then went outside to see what had happened. At this, the suspect also shot and killed the father. After the shootings, the suspect tried to run away from the scene, only to be pursued by the Los Angeles cops at rush hour in North Hollywood.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what the argument between the suspect and two victims could have been about.

When trying to flee from the cops, the male suspect initiated a high speed chase on the southbound 170 freeway. The car chase ended on the Burbank Boulevard off ramp of the 170 when the suspect had lost control of his car. Once stopped, the police cars were able to surround his car. It was evident that the criminal did not want to cooperate with the police, creating tension and conflict between the two parties.

Before getting out of the car, the suspect seemed to have put something in his mouth which officers are unsure of. Then, he got out of his vehicle and pointed what looked like a gun at the police. It was then that he was shot multiple times, dying on the scene.

The last thing you may want to do is witness a loved one dying. When the father walked out to see what had happened to his son, he must have been confused and devastated as to what would make a person take away the life of another. The suspect committed some incomprehensible wrongful deaths, causing the grief of at least one family. Death is never timely and usually hard to accept. If you find yourself wounded in a seemingly random shooting, or have lost a loved one through careless acts, know that you have options such as calling a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. It is time to let justice prevail and to act now.

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