Hugo Romero, a 26-year-old Latino, died Sunday, May 29, after he was shot in the 22000 block of Joliet Avenue in Hawaiian Gardens, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Romero, who lived in Bellflower, was visiting friends in his former neighborhood around midnight, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez. As the friends stood in the street talking, a dark-colored sedan drove up and someone inside began firing, Hernandez said.
Romero was hit by the gunfire and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records. No one else was injured, Hernandez said.
Investigators have no other information about the attackers, except that the car was last seen driving north on Joliet, Hernandez said. Investigators don’t know if the shooter was aiming for Romero or just ...