Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide investigators say Frederick Andreas Castro, who was killed outside his home on April 2, was not a gang member. Earlier they had said he was.
"We do believe this is a gang-related shooting, and we do believe the man he was speaking to is a gang member, but we do not believe the victim was a gang member," said Sgt. Tim Cain.
Castro, 23, was shot while he was standing by his car in the 1300 block of 59th Street in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles.
Investigators say Castro returned home from work about 5:32 p.m. and was talking to a neighbor when a white four-door car pulled up. Someone inside the car fired two rounds, Lt. Dave Coleman said, and Castro was struck once. Friends drove Castro to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead ...