Fernando Mendez Jr., a 28-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 18, in the 2800 block of Walnut Avenue in Signal Hill, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Mendez was in the parking lot of the Fantasy Castle strip club at Walnut Avenue and East 28th Street about 1:50 a.m. when a “male figure” walked up to him and began shooting, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter said.
“We say he’s a ‘male figure’ because he appeared to be male, but he was wearing all dark clothing with a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his face, so you couldn’t see any of his features, race or anything,” Cotter said.
Mendez, who lived in Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2 a.m., with gunshot wounds to the torso, according to coroner’s records.
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