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Brenda Abrica, 19

Brenda Abrica, a 19-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Saturday, Aug. 5, in the 4000 block of West 105th Street in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Abrica was standing next to a vehicle in the residential area, talking to two Latino friends who were members of a local gang, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. 

A dark-colored SUV drove up at 1:38 a.m., Mendoza said, and someone inside the car started shooting at the three friends.

Abrica was struck in the chest and collapsed on the sidewalk. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:48 a.m., according to coroner’s records.  

One of her friends was struck in the arm with gunfire and taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were deemed to be not life-threatening, Mendoza said. The third friend was not injured in the shooting.

The SUV was seen driving away from the scene, heading west on 105th Street, Mendoza said. 

Abrica lived in the South Bay neighborhood of Lennox, according to coroner’s records.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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