Jeremy Solomon, 20
Jeremy Solomon, 20, a young black man, was shot and killed while sitting in a car at Jesse Owens Community Regional Park at 96th and Western in South Los Angeles at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. A second young man was wounded in this shooting.
Solomon and his friend were both college students studying art. They were sitting and chatting. Solomon was in the passenger seat. A young heavy-set black man walked up to the car, and, "for no reason at all," shot into it, striking them both, said Det. Carlos Velasquez of LAPD's South Bureau. Solomon was transported to California Hospital where he died; his friend was shot in the leg and remains hospitalized in stable condition. A $75,000 reward has been offered for information in this case. Anyone with any information is asked to call Det. Rocky Sato of the LAPD at (213) 485-1383.
-- Jill Leovy