Daniel Guillermo Zuniga, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Sept. 15, in the 300 block of Gulf Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Zuniga left his house about 11:35 a.m. and was walking north on Gulf Avenue to meet a friend and grab some food, Los Angeles Police Det. David Cortez said.
Police think two people — both wearing dark clothing — jumped out of a vehicle and chased Zuniga, shooting him multiple times, Cortez said.
Zuniga was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The shooters got back into a vehicle, possibly a dark SUV, and drove away, Cortez said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor Division detectives at (310) 726-7889. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Monica Nicole Ruiz, a 31-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 31, in the 300 block of West D Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan drove by a two-story apartment complex about 8:50 p.m., and a person inside the vehicle opened fire at a group of people standing out front, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin said.
A female relative of Ruiz’s was shot in the shoulder, Tiffin said.
The vehicle, which was traveling south on Island Avenue, then turned around, and within minutes, a person shot at the group again, Tiffin said.
Ruiz, who was helping her relative, was struck by gunfire. Both of the women were taken to a hospital.
Ruiz was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. The other woman is expected to survive her injuries.
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Steven Alvarez, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 18, in the 1600 block of McDonald Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:40 p.m., Alvarez was sitting in a dark-colored BMW sedan when one or more people walked up and shot him, Los Angeles Police Det. Scott Coffee said.
Police said the gunman fled on foot.
Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:50 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Alvarez was in the area to visit his girlfriend, Coffee said. The shooting is believed to be connected to gang activity in the area. Police are looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Coffee at (310) 726-7887. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Efren Chairez Diaz, a 29-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 18, in the 1400 block of North Marine Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Diaz was standing with a group of people when a person walked up and shot him, Los Angeles Police Officer George Romulo said.
The gunman ran north on North Marine Avenue, then east into an alley toward North Avalon Boulevard, Romulo said.
The gunman is described only as a man of unknown descent with a slim build and about 5 foot 6.
Police think he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and still are trying to determine why someone would have targeted Diaz.
Anyone with information is asked to call Romulo at (310) 726-7880, or his partner, Det. Matt Maffei at (310) 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 ...
Fabian Nunez, a 17-year-old Latino teenager, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 6, in the 900 block of West I Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Fabian and three friends had just returned from the beach about 12:30 a.m. and parked down the street from his home. The group was walking when a vehicle drove by and slowed before taking off again, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeff Tiffin said.
The group began to pick up its pace, then the car pulled up again and stopped in an alley.
A man wearing dark clothing got out, walked toward Fabian, who was behind his friends, and began shooting. Fabian, who was on the sidewalk, tried to run away. He collapsed in the driveway of a nearby duplex, and the shooter got back into the vehicle and fled, police said.
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Eric Rivera, a 20-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, June 6, in the 1100 block of North Wilmington Boulevard in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers from LAPD’s Harbor Division responded about 9 p.m. to a “man with a gun” call in the area, according to a statement released by the department.
When officers arrived, they saw a lone man in his mid-20s, later identified as Rivera.
“Believing this may be the suspect from the radio call, they directed their attention toward him; at that time there was an officer-involved shooting,” the department said in the statement.
Authorities provided a vague account of what happened, but said that several shots were fired, then a police cruiser “traveled forward,” striking Rivera and pinning him underneath the vehicle, police said.
Police found a toy gun at the scene.
LAPD officials did not say whether officers ...