LAPD investigate shooting close to Mexican singer Vicente Fernández memorial – Death

By | December 13, 2021

Shooting reported 500 feet from Mexican singer Vicente Fernández Hollywood Walk of Fame memorial

Vicente Fernández Death: Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating a shooting on Sunday night just 500 feet from where a crowd gathered in remembrance of singer Vicente Fernández on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. about four or five shots were heard fired in the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard, east of Vine Street. Responding officers say no injuries were reported, although a store close by the scene had a window shattered by a bullet. A person was taken into custody from the scene at about 8:30 p.m.

LAPD urged the public to avoid the area. No further details were made available.

Singer Fernández, a renowned Mexican singer, known also by his nickname ″Chente,″ was awarded three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys and inspired a new generation of performers, including his son Alejandro Fernández Jr., died at about 6:15 a.m. in a hospital in Jalisco state, Sunday. He was 81 years old.

Fernández sold more than 50 million records and appeared in more than 30 films. In April 2016, he said goodbye to the stage before about 85,000 people in Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Spectators had traveled from northern Mexico as well as the United States, Colombia and other Latin American countries for the occasion.