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Street memorials can take many shapes; Silver Lake, Los Angeles, now has a bicycle shaped memorial for the victim of a April 17th shooting.A Ghost Bike For Manuel Santizo
Manuel Santizo, 28 years old, was murdered on Del Mar Avenue at Hoover Street last Sunday by unknown assailants as he pedaled home from a trip to the store. First they reportedly struck him with the vehicle they occupied and then shot him where he’d fallen.
Last night a contingent of Midnight Ridazz gathered at the location of the crime to install a ghost bike in his honor.
The Homicide Report is the Los Angeles Times’ interactive map and database to track homicides in Los Angeles County and provide a forum for readers to remember victims and to discuss violence in their communities. You can add your thoughts to Manuel Santizo’s page here. (Please note that sometimes the URLs to these pages are based on information given to The Times before victims are identified.)
Photo: A “ghost bike” memorial for Manuel Santizo taken Saturday. Used with permission. Credit: Will Campbell
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