A man was shot and killed in East Los Angeles on Christmas Eve.

Deputies responded about 7:30 p.m. to the shooting in the 1200 block of Clela Avenue, near Olympic Boulevard, said Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim died at the scene, Ortiz said. His name was not immediately released.

A suspect has not been identified by deputies.

Anyone with information on the shooting can contact the sheriff department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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