Yesterday there was a shooting in the alley behind the church at Broadway and 6th which resulted in the death of an unidentified male. Later in the day there was another shooting fatality in Santa Monica.
The LAPD has told Yo! Venice! that it appears that the Venice shooting was gang related.
It is recommend that someone in the immediate vicinity organize a community meeting and ask that the LAPD Senior Lead Officer and also a member of the LAPD Gang Unit be present for the meeting. We advise holding the event at a restaurant or some other convenient place. Feel free to use the forums here to organize this. (We would volunteer to do this but are truly swamped this week.)
Update from the LA Times.