Lest you’re worried, let me be clear: I am not about to change this to a crime blog (and I’m sure you’re worried out of your mind).
But I do have a soft spot in my heart for crime blogging and insane armchair sleuthing. It’s all about connecting the dots, recognizing kernels of evidence that no one else does and reaching into your memory bank to find the complementary piece that helps guide you toward the solution to said mystery.
So yesterday I posted this story about three random murders that are now being treated as connected, in a region east of Los Angeles. I postulated this might be the work of some unrecognized serial killers. I went out on a limb because it is what you do when you’re sleuthing.
Then last night, literally, 10 miles south.
This random double-shooting happened at the end of the day an $80,000 reward was announced publicly for the apprehension of two suspects in unrelated murders. Shooting murders which were somewhat similar and in the the general neighborhood.
The wonderful thing about armchair sleuthing is that you can connect dots wildly and freely and not worry about arresting the wrong person.
LASD Homicide Detectives Responded to a Shooting Death Investigation, 17300 blk Ardmore Ave., Bellflower
DATE: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
REPORTED AT: 9:52 P.M.
LOCATION: 17300 blk Ardmore Ave., Bellflower
VICTIM(S): Two Male Adults
UNIT: Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Reynaga
Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of two male Black adults that occurred on the 17300 block of Ardmore Ave., in the city of Bellflower.
Lakewood deputies responded to the location on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 regarding a gun shot victim call. When they arrived at the location, they discovered two male Black adults in the driveway, both in their forties, suffering from multiple gun shots wounds to the upper torso.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the location and pronounced both victims dead at the scene.