David Ibarra, 19
David Ibarra, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, Nov. 24, in the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue in Pacoima, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ibarra had been visiting friends and was walking toward Hubert H. Humphrey Recreation Center, a park where he frequently hung out, when a car pulled alongside him around 6 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Valley Homicide Bureau Det. Dave Peteque.
It appears Ibarra tried to run away, but the car chased him and he was shot numerous times, Peteque said.
Ibarra collapsed on the sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Ibarra was targeted in the attack, but they don’t know why, Peteque said.
“We know that’s a gang area, but there’s no indication he was a member of a gang,” the detective said. “He was just hanging out.”
Ibarra’s cousin has started an online fundraising account to help his family cover burial expenses. “He was a good kid,” Brenda Tapia wrote on the page. “He was on the path of changing his life around.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Peteque at (818) 374-1934. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Nov. 30, 12:18 p.m.:
This article was updated to include information about a fundraiser for Ibarra’s family.
This article was originally published at 12:06 p.m.