This shooting at a homeless encampment caught on a security camera in Mar Vista has local residents fed up and demanding action to make their neighborhood streets safer.
The residents often complain of drug use and needles laying on the ground under the freeway overpass and bouts of violence.
Los Angeles police said the shooters in the video got away and are now wanted for attempted murder.
@Culvercity311 @Venice311 @Palms311 @NewsSourceLA @mikebonin shooting at the encampment under the 405 and Venice today. The residents of the this neighborhood have been filing complaints with the Councilman and LAPD for years in fear of this. Help us get our neighborhood back! pic.twitter.com/mwSvncCyDp— Sandy (@sandycyu) July 27, 2018
The encampment is in Councilman Mike Bonin's district and he released this statement to eyewitness news after the shooting,
"Last week, two assailants drove by a homeless encampment, stopped, got out, and fired at someone in or near the encampment. I'm eager for the results of LAPD's investigation and hope they apprehend the suspect and determine the motive."No one should live in fear-whether it's neighbors who live in a home or people forced to live on the street. I'll continue to fight for more LAPD patrol resources for the area, so everyone can stay safe from criminal activity. And I'll continue to fight for solutions to homelessness, like bridge housing, so that no one has to live on the street."