Bassett High on lockdown after shooting threat reported

BASSETT — Authorities locked down Bassett High School Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a planned shooting on campus.

The report came in about 12:10 p.m. , according to Sheriff’s Sgt. S. Bracken, at the Industry substation.

“It was an anonymous call about a potential shooting,” Bracken said. “Our lieutenants and sergeants are at the scene right now attempting to sort it out.”

The school remains on lockdown.

Bracken said the call came from a concerned parent.

“A kid wanted to come home early because he heard there was going to be a shooting on campus,” Bracken said.

Bracken did not know if the threat was gang related.

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Bloody crime scene in Bassett

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The Valley Inn in Bassett was the scene of a stabbing Tuesday morning that left a woman severely injured and her boyfriend in custody.

Detectives suspect Lorenzo Latimer stabbed his girlfriend several times in the throat and body before escaping to Riverside where he was captured.

Latimere is suspected of causing a freeway accident on the 57 freeway as he fled the crime scene. Additionally, detectives said he tried to burn his get away car.

Latimer is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He’s due to appear in Rio Hondo Court Thursday morning, according to official records.

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Homicide victim identified in Bassett

Police identified a man who was shot sunday as Oscar Torres, 38, of Bassett.

Torres was shot and killed in the 2200 block of Mardel Avenue early Sunday morning, officials said. Coroner’s officials said Torres was shot in the head, the torso, the hand and leg.

A man with him was wounded in the shooting.

Reporter Brian Day visited the crime scene Sunday, took this picture and filed this story:


BASSETT – A man was killed and another wounded early Sunday in a shooting in an equestrian neighborhood, authorities said.

The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Mardel Avenue in an unincorporated county area near Industry, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. James Beamon said.

The dead man was identified only as a Latino man in his 30s, Lt. Dan Rosenberg of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.

His name had not been released late Sunday pending notification of family members, coroner’s officials said.

No motive or shooter information was known Sunday afternoon, according to Rosenberg.

“At this point, we’re talking to witnesses and trying to determine what happened,” he said.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Industry station were initially sent to investigate a report of a shooting, Rosenberg said.

“They found a male Hispanic adult suffering from gunshot wounds deceased in the front yard,” Rosenberg said.

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