Cherokee Monique Parker, a 31-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Sunday, June 14 in the 700 block of West 115th Street in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 3 a.m., people were gathered at a birthday party in the backyard of a home when a man got into an argument with another attendee, LAPD Det. Dave Garrido said. The man was asked to leave and went outside, got into a pickup truck and opened fire as he drove away.
Parker, who was not involved in the dispute, was found in the driveway and taken to a hospital, Garrido said. A 51-year-old woman was also shot in the ankle, but she was treated and released from a hospital.
Parker was pronounced dead at 3:31 a.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.
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