Shailo Ikegasio Leafa, a 21-year-old Samoan man, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 5, near West 259th Street and South Western Avenue in Harbor City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Leafa and two other men were sitting near a parking lot about 9:40 p.m. when a person walked up and fired several rounds, striking Leafa and another man, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The gunman was with at least one other person, said LAPD Det. Julie Scruggs.
Leafa was taken to a hospital where he died at 10:22 p.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman. An autopsy showed that Leafa died from a gunshot wound, Winter said.
Anyone with information can call LAPD Harbor Homicide Detectives at (310 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz