Okpara Wright, a 19-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, April 23, on Mary Avenue and East 87th Place in Florence-Firestone, an unincorporated neighborhood in Los Angeles County, according to county coroner’s records.
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene about 9:28 p.m. after residents reported gunfire in the area, said Lt. Dave Coleman. Wright was found lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds, Coleman said.
Wright was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Coleman said investigators have no information about the shooting. “All we have are reports of gunfire,” he said. “No one is giving us any information.” Investigators say the shooting may have been gang-related, Coleman said.
Early Monday afternoon, the spot where Wright died was filled with candles, posters and ...