Hollywood Walk of Fame Shooting Leaves Teenager Dead

Los Angeles, CA, USA - July 5, 2019: Cartoon characters and tourists at Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Credit: Shutterstock)

A portion of the Hollywood Walk of Fame was closed Monday as police investigated a shooting that left a teenager dead.

The LAPD responded to calls of shots fired in the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard just after 1 a.m. The street remained closed as of Monday afternoon, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told Urban Hollywood 411.

The shooting occurred near the famous Hollywood & Highland complex, where the Academy Awards are held each year.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 17-year-old boy on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said there was a handgun next to the teenager. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he died.

According to the LAPD, the gunfire erupted when the teenager and a male individual got into an argument with a group of people. The teen and the man reportedly fired shots at the group.

“Detectives believe that the deceased shooting victim was with another unidentified suspect, and that they confronted a group of unidentified persons at Hollywood and Sycamore,” the LAPD said in a statement.

“This group ran away from the deceased shooting victim and the second male suspect and the second male suspect fired shots at the group running. The deceased shooting victim was likely armed and possibly fired at the unidentified victims,” the statement continued.

Local news station KTLA-TV reported from the scene and said the teen was uncooperative with investigators before he died.

The stretch of Hollywood Boulevard where the shooting happened is filled with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels, and souvenir shops.

A tour operator told the news station there is out-of-control crime in the area.

“The tourists are coming to me and they’re afraid. I’m trying to sell tours or take them on my tour and they’re afraid,” said Gregg Donovan of Hollywood Star Tours, who noted he’s been personally affected by the crime.

“I had two women bump me one day,” he explained. “I’ve had a man put a cigarette in my ear. I called the police for that. Also a man punched me.”

53 thoughts on “Hollywood Walk of Fame Shooting Leaves Teenager Dead

    1. I know when you have a country awash in ‘legal’ guns the leakage is massive-So happy to live in Canada.

  1. Hooray for Hollywood
    Vote Democrat for more of this.
    NFL Football player carjacked and shot multiple times IN DC
    3 Dutch Soldiers shot in Indianapolis.
    Chicago 35 shot 6 dead.

    1. Do you seriously think violence in America is occurring only in places where Democrats lead?

      1. Can you point us to a Republican led city where the crime rate is anywhere near comparable to the crime rates in these Democrat led cesspools?

      2. Yep! Blue states run by progressive left liberals…NY, CA, Washington State, DC, Michigan, Illinois, Oregon,

      3. Unfortunately the whole US is becoming totally ungovernable. It reminds me of sci fi movies where society has disintegrated, armed fascists are ruling the streets and insane demagogues are calling for blood. Some future huh?

    2. Dont leave Atlanta out of it. Murder victim to murder victim we are ahead of Chicago. Except we also like to rob old ladies and kill innocent children here. But hey the Water Boys are just entrepreneurs.

    3. So Indy is now Democrat led? You clearly aren’t from Indiana. Republicans hold a supermajority in both chamber and the Governor is a Republican. Those Dutch soldiers apparently got into an altercation at a bar in Indy. It was likely with some drunk rednecks. It happened right near Monument Circle which is the heart of downtown where the nice mall is and all the nice restaurants. Do you know how many gun murders are carried out by poor white meth heads and drunks strewn all across this country?

      1. You injected race into this; it’s a class and party politics issue. This is why so many people think skin color creates hate when it’s other factors and reverse racists that have much responsibility when it comes to timing up or fanning racism.

      2. 2020 murders. 20000 and 10000 are of Black people who are 15% of USA population. 7500 are white people – 60% of population

      3. Hello? Marion County is 63% Democrat. Other than this slightly salient fact you have a good handle on Indianapolis politics.

    4. The State of Kalifornia is controlled by Democrats.
      And they are controlled by the Socialist Marxists.

      The leaders in Kalifornia are Governor Useless Nuisance and his Aunt Nancy Pelosi!

    5. Get rid of the leftists/socialists/communists and, while cleaning house, get rid of the brownSkidmarks.

    6. You voted for a traitorous conman. The same man raising money with the people responsible for 9/11. Trumpers are THE MOST UN-AMERICAN PEOPLE to ever walk the earth, and too stupid to even realize it. Keep voting against your own interests, thinking a billionaire tax cheat is goin to save you ???

    7. Democrat?
      Republicans want more guns, I mean to say, more money from gun companies…. Democrats have proposed reasonable gun laws… A Republicans don’t do anything let alone vote for them…

  2. liberalism is a mental disorder.You de-fund the police and let the criminal run wild –this
    is what you get!~~~~Human chaos

    1. wv, speaking of chaos, remember that moron prez who incited an insurrection at the Capital?

  3. Translation: They taped off a portion of the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd as a crime scene. People who live in L.A. barely notice the stars (paid for by the honoree and placed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce).

  4. ever since Hollywood got hit with george floyd riots. Hollywood has turned into a mecca for south of the ten blacks and southern state blacks. It’s suicide to get to there better, rodeo drive lots of cops there now.

    1. Huey, no offense, but you sound like a wholly uneducated hillbilly MAGA Republican Trump supporter. Actually, a little offense.

  5. Conservatives are complete and total Trump morons. They got more moronic with age. Past 30 years…

    Bush 1: Recession

    Clinton: Economic Prosperity, reduced deficit

    Bush 2: 2 long terms wars, Wall St implosion, deficit through the roof

    Introduction of Sarah Moron Palin

    Introduction of Tea Party Idiots

    Obama: Rescued Bush’s Crash, Globally Respected, Handed Trump Economic Prosperity

    Trump: Pandemic Denier, Zero Pandemic Plan, Economic Crash, Twice Impeached Loser, Insurrectionist, Fake NonProfit – $25M Settlement, Respected by Dictators, Universally Laughed At, Increased Deficit More Than All Other Presidents Combined, Complete & Utter Moron Spawning Marjorie TG, Pedo Matt Gatz, Wrestling Pedo Supporter Jim Jordan and the rest of the GOD Hillbillies

    Go MAGA! Morons….

      1. Hahaha! You voted for them. Granted, in today’s Republican Asylum Reagan and Bush would be democrats, but back in your semi-sane days you voted R for both. So sad to see Trump use and abuse you all to line his pockets. Such proud sheep you all are. If you could only see how hard he laughs at all of you behind closed doors. Morons.

      1. You won’t do your homework because you know it’s all true. You double downed on a complete train wreck in Trump and are too proud to admit what a loser you backed. Trump just may be the end of the US and it’s all due to his complete and total moron backers who enable his selfish daily corruption.

    1. Jimmy, Did you know your ignorance is showing. Perhaps reviewing history through appropriate and honest reporting sources may help. Until then it may be better for a person with your limited knowledge not to open your mouth with your brain out of gear just to prove you are a typical deranged liberal being used by your Marxist masters.

      1. Y’all Trumpers just get stupider as time goes on. Now that your traitorous conman is finally getting indicted, you folks are losing your tiny little minds. Asking to defund the FBI because you are too proud to admit you have been wrong this whole time. Voting for a rapist is so becoming of republicans. Another easy win coming for dems in 2024?

  6. Both political Parties, Republican and Democrats are responsible for what is going on in this country today. Yet, they are merely tools to an end. Unless the separatist rhetoric is dialed down tremendously from both sides of the aisle, and the manipulative exploits against the voting public, perpetrated by the Media, and various industries like Wall Street, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, the W.H.O, the foreign and domestic idealogical threats, the Internet and technology behemoths, this country’s cherished freedoms will be in grave peril. As Americans we can’t allow the likes of a Donald Trump, or the Democratic equivalent lead this nation. We need sound thinking, non-partisan individuals who are not locked into a battle with the ghosts of conspiracy theorists, and their own poll numbers.

  7. Easy enough Google it like physics ever action can cause adiverse reaction there is a pattern

  8. misuse of hyphens: out-of-control

    OK like this when it’s an adjective: out-of-control situation.

    It’s not Grammar Nazi-ism when it’s journalistic publications that display crappy English language skills. It’s one thing if a reporter makes a mistake, but an editor should catch it.

  9. Can we take a moment to hail the great LAPD who are utterly worthless and incompetent when it keeps to keeping our streets safe?

    Where were the patrols? Where was the police presence? Where was the illusion, if nothing else, that they have some control of one of our biggest tourist spots?

    We waste billions on cops, the least they could do is protect our tourism and economy.

    But instead, we’ve got teens shooting it out on the streets.


    1. Why can’t the DA and judges keep these perps in prison is a better question to ask since I’m sure the perps all had long records.

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