DeAndre Dercell Hughes, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, July 17, in the 900 block of East 120th Street in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Hughes was in standing in a frontyard with another person when two others approached from the street and began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Det. Nate Kouri.
People in the area came outside to help Hughes, who was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:53 p.m., authorities said.
Detectives believe the assailants got into a white sedan. Police believe that Hughes was not the intended target in the shooting.
For the past eight years, Hughes worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as an environmental services technician, cleaning patient rooms and taking out the trash.
Hughes woke up each morning about 4 a.m. to be at ...