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 ...
Aaron Carlos Martinez, an 18-year-old Latino, died of gunshot wounds Wednesday, Nov. 25, after he was shot in the riverbed near the 12000 block of 214th Street in Hawaiian Gardens, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Witnesses told investigators that they saw Martinez and a black male running into the riverbed around noon that day, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza. A short time later, the witnesses heard gunfire and called the sheriff's office.
Deputies found Martinez lying in the riverbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 p.m. with a gunshot wound, according to coroner's records.
Martinez lived with his family about three blocks from the riverbed area where he was shot, but investigators found no evidence of a problem at his home, Mendoza said.
Investigators believe Martinez had ties to a gang in Hawaiian Gardens ...