Gustavo Arteaga, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, July 28, in the San Gabriel Riverbed north of Artesia Boulevard and east of Palo Verde Avenue in Cerritos, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Arteaga was visiting at a homeless encampment in the riverbed when an argument broke out, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
One of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting about 8:35 p.m., striking Arteaga and a 21-year-old Latino, Corina said.
Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital. Arteaga was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m., according to coroner records. His cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
The 21-year-old was treated for his injuries and released.
Investigators don’t know if Arteaga was the intended target, Corina said. Witnesses scattered after the shooting and the few ...