Patrick Oliver Cunningham, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed on Monday, July 6, in the 17000 block of Vermont Avenue in Gardena, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Gardena police officers received a call at 3:36 p.m. about a male gunshot victim lying in front of 17033 S. Vermont Ave., according to a department news release. When they arrived, officers found one gunshot victim who was conscious and then discovered another gunshot victim, later identified as Cunningham.
Coroner's records said the two men had been arguing and exchanged gunfire.
Both men were taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where Cunningham was pronounced dead at 4:48 p.m., according to coroner's records.
The first gunshot victim went into surgery and survived, said Gardena Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Russ Temple. "This is a complicated case, and as yet, we ...
Kody Ryan Cook, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, June 26, at 13400 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in Gardena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gardena Police officers responded after receiving reports at 1:24 p.m. about shots being fired in the parking lot of the Good Neighbor 99 Center Store and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store, said Lt. Russ Temple.
When they arrived, officers found Cook sitting in the driver’s seat of his gray BMW sedan with multiple gunshot wounds to the face and throat. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:35 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
About 30 minutes before, Temple said, Cook and a male friend had been driving in his neighborhood, a few blocks from his home, when he stopped and exchanged “angry words” with another group of young people standing ...