Rivaldo Henry Rivera, a 16-year-old Latino teenager, was shot and killed Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the 8700 block of South Central Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Rivaldo was hanging out in the courtyard of an apartment complex with others about 6:45 p.m. when a gunman walked up from a nearby alley and began shooting at the group, Los Angeles Police Det. Nate Kouri said.
Three people, including Rivaldo, were struck, and taken to a hospital. Rivera was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The shooter may have been targeting gang members in the area, Kouri said, but police are still investigating a motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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