Gang-Related Shooting on 8th & Ardmore

Local residents reported witnessing a gang-related shooting in the parking lot of Jons Marketplace on the southeast corner of 8th & Ardmore at around 2:10 am Sunday.

At least four shots were fired with one male victim getting hit in the face with one bullet. He was lying in a pool of blood for close to ten minutes before city employees arrived to transport him to the hospital.

Four male suspects believed to be gang members were seen fleeing the scene.

The 20-year-old victim was apparently mistaken for a rival gang member. Currently in an induced coma with the bullet still lodged in his head, he is listed in serious but stable condition as of Sunday.

Details to be added and updated on this page as they become available.


This incident follows the triple shooting on Shatto Place a week ago (February 9th) in which one person died and two were injured.

There was also a shooting on Mariposa by Pico, just south of Koreatown’s formal borders on February 5th . There was one injury in that incident, which was classified as an ADW or assault with a deadly weapon.

On January 20th, two men were shot dead on 3rd & Normandie at 1:52 pm. Those were the first homicides of the year for the Koreatown area.

Triple Shooting by Wilshire & Vermont; One Dead

At around 12:17 am Sunday, residents in the area of Wilshire / Vermont / Shatto / 7th reported hearing approximately six gunshots on the eastern edge of Koreatown’s formal borders.

The sounds turned out to be actual shots fired, with 49-year-old Clay Casey Sr. dying on scene from his wounds and two female victims taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Clay Casey Sr.: Koreatown Shooting Victim
Clay Casey Sr.: February 2014 Shooting Victim

The victims were family members of Rico Sheen, who had just performed with Young Dro at the Rooftop 3100 nightclub at 659 South Westmoreland Avenue. Sheen’s father, his mother, and his cousin were ambushed as they were leaving the venue in an SUV.

Young Dro with Rico Sheen at Rooftop 3100

The gunman, identified as Tremayne Ware and described to be in his mid-30s, was caught nearby with his firearm after being struck by a vehicle as he was running away.

This incident follows the shooting on Mariposa by Pico, just south of Koreatown’s formal borders this past Wednesday (February 5th) . There was one injury in that incident, which was classified as an ADW or assault with a deadly weapon.

On January 20th, two men were shot dead on 3rd & Normandie at 1:52 pm. Those were the first homicides of the year for the Koreatown area.

Because this is breaking news, updates will be added to this page as they become available.