According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the series of homicides began on Sunday, Nov. 26 at approximately 3 a.m. in South LA in an alleyway at 836 West 110th Street. The second murder occurred early Monday morning, just before 5 a.m. at the 800 block of East Seventh St. in Long Beach. The third murder took place Wednesday morning, just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of South Ave. 18 and Pasadena Ave. near Lincoln Heights.
Three locations shown on a map revealed by the Los Angeles Police Department Friday as they ask for the public’s help tracking a killer who targets homeless people. (LAPD)
While there is still limited information available on the suspect, he is believed to be male and believed to have been wearing a hoodie at the time of the crimes, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a press conference Friday.
“This news is devastating to our city,” said LA Mayor Karen Bass, “Living on the streets, we already know, is dangerous.”
“Seek shelter, seek services, stay together, seek support,” said Bass.
According to officials, the city is working to open emergency shelters as part of their response to these incidents.
She also urged those experiencing homelessness to reach out to the outreach workers who will be out on the streets.