Maybe they didn’t get the memo.
As most cyclists know, the way to get away with killing a bike rider in this country is to run him down with your car, then claim you just didn’t see him.
Yet SoCal criminals insist on using a gun, instead.
For the 5th time in the last 6 months, a bike rider has been shot and killed, this time on the 6800 block of Laurel Canyon Blvd in North Hollywood. The Times reports that the victim has not been identified yet.
At about the same time, a nearby sheriff’s deputy chased a white ’95 Chevrolet Astro Van after seeing five or six people take off in it, but lost it in a solo pursuit. It was later discovered abandoned several miles away at the intersection of Sherman Way and Tyrone Ave; KABC reports police have identified the van’s owner, and that it has not been reported stolen.
Not surprisingly, the killing is suspected to be gang-related.