General Hospital Actor Johnny Wactor Fatally Shot in Los Angeles

By Milcah Tanimu

Tragedy struck in Los Angeles as Johnny Wactor, a beloved veteran of the TV soap General Hospital, was fatally shot in a robbery gone awry.

The incident occurred on Saturday when Wactor, aged 37, encountered masked thieves attempting to steal his car, mistaking them for tow truck drivers. Reports suggest that Wactor intervened before the situation escalated, but the thieves opened fire, resulting in his untimely death.

According to Dailymail, Wactor was leaving his side job at a rooftop bar in the vicinity of West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street around 3:25 am, accompanied by a female colleague, when he encountered the assailants.

The Los Angeles Police Department stated that the perpetrators, all wearing masks, shot Wactor before fleeing the scene in a separate vehicle. Despite prompt medical attention, Wactor succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.

The masked suspects remain at large, and their identities or descriptions have yet to be disclosed.

The tragic loss of Johnny Wactor has sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, with tributes pouring in for the beloved actor known for his role on General Hospital. The circumstances surrounding his death serve as a sobering reminder of the dangers lurking in the streets, even for those in the spotlight.


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