Ricardo Gaytan Ramirez, 36
Ricardo Gaytan Ramirez, a 36-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, July 18, after he was shot in the 400 block of Union Drive in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Ramirez was at a car wash fundraiser for a friend who had been fatally shot by police when a sedan drove by about 2:30 p.m. July 15, and shots were fired from the car, Los Angeles Police Det. John Melendez said.
Ramirez and another person were wounded in the shooting. Ramirez was taken to a hospital, where he died three days later. The other person is expected to survive.
Melendez said the shooter’s vehicle may have been a green or gray Honda Accord with paper plates. No words were exchanged before the shooting, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Rampart Division detectives at (213) 484-3650. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.