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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Man Shot on Windward by Homeless Man Last Week; Another Shooting This Week; Francisco Asks for Separate SLO for Boardwalk Area

Another shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in Surfside Bar and Grill at 23 Windward.  Two men were arguing or fighting and another tried to stop it.  Man trying to stop fight was shot in the arm. 

The two men fighting have not been found.A man was shot and wounded 7 March at 10:30 pm in front of Surfside Bar and Grill,  23 Windward Ave.   The suspect, a homeless man who lived in an encampment on Grand Ave, was apprehended.

The two were talking in the restaurant, and supposedly, one was offended by what the other said.  They both stepped out of the restaurant and multiple gun shots occurred. The victim is in critical condition.

George Francisco, president of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and vice-president of the Venice Neighborhood Council has asked Captain James Roberts of the LAPD for a separate senior lead officer (SLO) for the Venice Boardwalk area.

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