Victor Gonzales, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Wednesday, July 26, on Clark Avenue at Ridley Avenue in Hacienda Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began early that afternoon, when Gonzales was home with other family members in the 15500 block of Ladysmith Street in Hacienda Heights, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Gonzales, his brother and another relative were in the front yard when a white sedan drove by and the people inside yelled something at them, Mendoza said.
“There was a little disturbance and the car leaves,” Mendoza said. “Then sometime later — it’s unclear how much time elapsed — the three men from the Ladysmith house were in a car, driving eastbound on Clark Avenue.”
When the Gonzales car got to Ridley Avenue, it made contact with the same white sedan, and a car-to-car shooting ensued, Mendoza ...