Brian Herrera, 22
Brian Alexander Herrera, a 22-year-old Latino man, was shot in front of a house while attending a baby shower near the intersection of Adams and Hooper streets Saturday evening, June 9. Many children were at the party, said Sajjid Rahim, 31, a friend of Herrera's. About a dozen of them, ages 9 to 14, were in the front yard.
Herrera had gone in front where the children were to get some cigarettes from his car. Rahim, who was was in the back yard, heard several shots and ran in front to find Herrera still conscious but bleeding. The children were not hit. Herrera died later at County-USC Medical Center.
Update: This case has been cleared. A black youth, a member of a Latino gang, is in custody.