Hollywood crime report: Shooting, building fires and a slew of assaults

Hollywood crime report: Shooting, building fires and a slew of assaults
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By Hoodline - Published on August 07, 2019.

A shooting, several building fires, and a large number of assaults were among the most notable crime incidents to take place in Los Angeles’ Hollywood neighborhood the last week in July, according to data from Citizen, which monitors 911 and dispatch calls in real time.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, police received a report of shots heard near 1301 N Vista St. A man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arm, and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to initial reports. Police have apprehended two suspects and taken them into custody.

Firefighters responded to three separate building fires during the last week of July. On the evening of Tuesday, July 30, a building fire was reported at 1455 N Bronson Ave. Two days before, firefighters were seen scaling the roof of an apartment building at 1450 N Vista St., in response to reports of smoke emanating from a fire started by a dryer machine. And just after midnight on the previous Wednesday, July 24, firefighters responded to a trash fire in a commercial building at 741 N Cahuenga Blvd.

There were 36 reported assaults in the neighborhood for the week, including a man assaulting passersby with a knife near Sunset Boulevard and N Formosa Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on July 24. There were also 10 reported thefts or robberies, and a variety of reports of persons displaying weapons or exposing themselves in public.

A pedestrian was reportedly struck by an electric scooter near Vine Street and Santa Monica Boulevard just before 7 p.m. on July 25. Car crashes also resulted in injuries at N Mansfield Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard and at Vine Street and Fountain Avenue, both on July 30, as well as at Cahuega Boulevard and Fountain Avenue on July 24.

Hollywood is one of Los Angeles’ highest crime neighborhoods, according to data from CrimeoMeter, which collects reports from police agencies and validated sources. Crime incidents in Hollywood have increased slightly since July of 2018, although citywide crime has slightly decreased from a year ago. Theft and assault remain the most common offense types in official police reports for the neighborhood.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.