Over this weekend, 1 was killed and 3 others were injured in shootings in Hollywood. The first shooting of the weekend occurred shortly after 10:10 p.m. Friday in the 6100 blocks W. Afton Place when police responded to a ShotSpotter alarm of gunshots and discovered a 27-year-old man lying unresponsive on the street with gunshot wounds to the stomach and leg. Bryone Dupart, the victim, was pronounced killed at the scene.
The victim has not been identified by authorities, but an aunt has identified him as Alfonso Leon. Leon was about 30 years old, according to his aunt. He was characterized as fun and friendly by her, and she said that he was not a gang member.
The Los Angeles Fire Department issued an initial warning stating that there were six total casualties, but the LAPD later revised the number to four, including the deceased victim.
The three injured people were transported to nearby hospitals. According to the LAPD news release, one person was in critical condition and the other two were in stable condition.
“The most terrible thing you can do is open fire on some kind of gathering,” LAPD Lt. John Radtke said. “This is a really crowded, urban environment, and it puts the whole population at risk, including babies inside houses.” So, yes, this is a terrible, terrible crime
The crowd became unruly, according to police, and several witnesses left without providing any information to officers. As per police, it’s unclear if the shooting was gang-related.
Late Monday morning, detectives were still on the scene, where blood was splattered across a parked car and shell casings were strewn across the street. An investigation is currently ongoing.
Two other people were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, including an infection, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Humphrey said, “It was a bad, bad night.”
The motive for the shooting is unknown, according to Police Capt. Brian Bixler, who encourages anyone with details to come forward.
“We’d like to know all that happened here,” he said. “We know someone noticed something because there were so many people.”
Several streets in the neighborhood were still closed as of 8 a.m. Monday as police investigated the scene.