Gerardo Ortega Padilla, a 41-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Thursday, June 14, in the 7300 block of North Tujunga Avenue in Sun Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Officers responded to a call regarding an “assault with a deadly weapon, shots fired” about 4:15 p.m., according to an LAPD news release. Two people had been struck by gunfire, officials said.
When authorities arrived, they learned Ortega Padilla’s son, Gerardo Ortega, a 19-year-old Latino, was doing construction work with his father when he went to his car to retrieve some tools.
While there, Ortega was confronted by Oscar Sermeno, a 61-year-old Latino. The two got into a fight and Sermeno shot Ortega, authorities said.
Ortega Padilla came out and also got into a fight with Sermeno. During their confrontation, Ortega Padilla was also shot by Sermeno, authorities said.
Sermeno also shot at a third man ...