James Gregory Medrano, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, Nov. 19, in the 12200 block of Sproul Street in Norwalk, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Medrano was at the Norwalk Skate Park shortly before 8 p.m. when he noticed a man trying to rob another skater of his board, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Cotter.
Witnesses told investigators that Medrano tried to intervene and got into an argument with the robber, Cotter said. The robber then pulled out a handgun and shot Medrano multiple times.
The skate park was crowded, Cotter said, but when the shooting began, most people ran away, including the victim of the robbery.
Medrano fell to the ground, where he was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m., according to coroner's records.
The gunman was last seen running through the park ...
Jorge Castillo, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed on Sunday, Oct. 16, in the 12000 block of Molette Street in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies were called to the residential area about 2:29 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said, and found found two Latino men lying in the street with gunshot wounds.
Castillo, a Downey resident, had multiple gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old had been shot once in the torso but “didn’t have any life-threatening injuries,” Jauch said.
Both men were taken to a nearby hospital, where Castillo was pronounced dead at 3:24 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators don’t know why Castillo was in the area, Jauch said. The other man, who lives in another part of Norwalk, told investigators that he had been visiting a friend in the neighborhood ...