Rocio Sandoval, a 38-year-old Latina, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, after she was shot in the 1500 block of West McKinley Avenue in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sandoval and a male friend were talking in a car parked on McKinley Avenue just east of South Irwindale Avenue about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The car was parked in a commercial area, near a local pub, Mendoza said. Sandoval was sitting in the front passenger seat and her friend, a 35-year-old Latino, was sitting in the driver’s seat, when a man they didn’t know came up to the car and began talking, Mendoza said.
“It wasn’t even an angry conversation, but all of a sudden the male produced a handgun and began shooting into the vehicle,” Mendoza said.