LAPD Gang Unit detectives are investigating an incident in which members of a local gang allegedly pointed a shotgun at a pedestrian.
According to Gang Unit supervisor Richard Ortiz, a 42-year-old man was walking near Avenue 54 and Figueroa Street on Friday, June 29, at around 1:30 a.m. when we has approached by two men in a vehicle.
"The victim heard the breaks of a car screech, so he turned around," Ortiz said. He was confronted by a couple of guys who were in the car, who pointed the shotgun at him and asked 'where are you from?' The man responded by saying, 'nowhere,' and the guys in the car drove off."
Although no shots were fired, according to Ortiz, the victim reported hearing the suspects cock the shotgun.
The victim, who police said is not a gang member, was unable to provide description of the suspects that contained any distinguishing details of their appearance.
Police are currently investigating the incident they believe to be gang-related because of the nature of the suspects' question.
Ortiz said that gang members tend to confront unfamiliar individuals and ask where they are from to determine if they are affiliated with a rival gang.