Special Community Meeting at Queen Anne Recreation Center Regarding Shooting This Week

Please see the letter below from the Director of Queen Anne Recreation Center – regarding the shooting there earlier this week – and a meeting concerning the incident.  Further details about the shooting are copied below this letter.

Dear Queen Anne Community:

For those who are unaware there was an shooting at Queen Anne RC Tuesday May 29th at approximately 7pm. Because of this incident, there will be a special community meeting Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6pm at Queen Anne RC in the gym. The purpose is to answer some questions you may have regarding this incident.

For your information LAPD, Recreation and Parks Staff, Council District 10 representative and various support from the Mayor’s crisis team and crisis counselors are scheduled to be in attendance

Please be assured, we are doing our best to ensure the quality and safety of the park.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Erika Simpson, Sr. Recreation Director I
Queen Anne Recreation Center
(323) 857-1180 (phone)
(323) 857-1236 (fax)
Erika.Simpson@lacity.org (email)


From SLO Ruben Gonzalez:

At approximately 7:00 p.m., victim-1 (Gang Member) was at Queen Anne park near the basketball courts talking with a group of friends. He was approached by the suspect (Male, Black, 603, 200 lbs, in his 20s, wearing a black Hoodie, white shirt, and dark pants). The suspect produced a handgun and shot at the victim several times striking him in the abdomen. The suspect then fled the park possibly fleeing in a waiting vehicle. Unfortunately, two additional victims, who were enjoying the park, were struck by stray gunfire. One victim was shot in the leg the other received a graze wound. All victim’s were transported to the hospital and treated for their injuries. All survived.

 This shooting is gang related and is being a investigated by Wilshire Division gang detectives.  Extra patrol is already, and will continue, to be conducted near and around the park.

From LAPD Captain Davis:

Multi-Victim Shooting occurred on 05/29/12 at 1900 hours at Queen Ann Park on West Bl/ Dockweiler St. Suspect ( M, Hisp, 20-30 Yrs) ran through the park and fired several rounds at the victims. Victim-1 ( M, Hisp 20 Yrs) was shot in the abdomen. Victim-2 ( F, Hisp, 20 Yrs) was shot in the leg and victim-3 ( M, Hisp, 20 Yrs) was shot in the abdomen. All three victims were transported to the hospital. 

V1 is critical but is expected to survive. 

All others were treated and released. 

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