Were seeing (and hearing about) lots of increased police presence at the high schools and middle schools in Monrovia this morning.
Police units are patrolling the areas as a precautionary measure and in response to increased gang violence over the last several days, according to officials.
A Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department patrol car was also parked in front of neighboring Duarte High School just after 8 a.m. today.
No new information yet on the most recent gang-related slaying.
It happened Tuesday night when a 19-year-old black man was shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Almond Avenue just before 8 p.m.
The shooters have been described as Latino males.
I swung by the crime scene before 7 a.m. today, but all remnants of what had happened were gone. No vigils and nothing left behind by police.
It was a little early to be knocking on neighbors doors, but one man I spotted standing outside said his sister heard the shots Tuesday night.
Word is this is likely retaliation for 16-year-old Samantha Salas shooting death on Saturday night.
Were still trying to get more information on the 19-year-old. He died after being transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital.
A call to the coroners office early this morning found that his body had not yet been picked up from the hospital.
They expected to retrieve him morning by late morning.