Juan Antonio Lopez, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, July 28, in the 8800 block of South Vermont Ave. in the South Los Angeles community of Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Lopez, a resident of Compton, had gone into a liquor store at 8801 S. Vermont Ave. and was walking out with an acquaintance at 8:14 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan pulled up in front of the store, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Three men got out of the car and began shooting at Lopez and his acquaintance, a 21-year-old black male, Mendoza said.
Both men and four Latino bystanders were struck by gunfire, Mendoza said.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:51 p.m., according to coroner’s records. His acquaintance was taken to the hospital with injuries he is expected to ...