L.A. Crime Alert: Shooting Victim Identified in Ballona Creek

A man found dead from a gunshot wound, recovered from a shed-like structure beneath the Culver Boulevard bridge at the Ballona Creek flood control channel, was officially identified on Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office.

The victim, Anthony Quinn Ussery, aged 49 and experiencing homelessness, was discovered on Saturday by a team of lifeguards, fire personnel, and a swift water rescue team. LAPD Officer Tony Im confirmed he had been shot.

According to the medical examiner’s report, Ussery had a gunshot wound to his torso, and further details were not immediately available.

Emergency responders were dispatched to 13551 W. Culver Blvd. at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, as reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The investigation into the case was ongoing, and the LAPD’s Pacific station encouraged anyone with information about the homicide to contact them at 310-482-6334. For after-hours or weekend calls, dial 877-527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach out to the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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