Joey Eduardo Oliveros, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, March 24, near West 2nd Street and South La Fayette Park Place in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Oliveros was standing on the corner about 2:15 p.m. with two to three other friends when a car drove up and stopped, said Los Angeles Police Det. Ray Martinez.
A person got out of the passenger side of the vehicle, asked about gang affiliation and began shooting at Oliveros, Martinez said.
The people with Oliveros ran away and were not injured. Oliveros tried to run, but collapsed on the sidewalk, Martinez said.
The attacker got back into the black four-door sedan, which sped away, Martinez said. Oliveros was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:34 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives are looking for at least two suspects, Martinez said.