Erin Kayla Lavender, a 19-year-old black woman, died on Saturday, Dec. 15, after she was fatally shot in the 20300 block of Alvo Avenue in Carson, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner records.
Lavender, a sophomore softball player at Compton College, and her friend, 17-year-old Dalelaja Francis Denise Hearn, a senior at Hoover High School in Fresno, had gone to a vigil in a residence that evening to honor a male friend who died a week earlier from what appeared to be a drug overdose, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean told The Times.
Shortly before 9 p.m., the young women got into their car, which was parked in front of the residence. As they were preparing to leave, someone began shooting into the car, Dean said.
A dark-colored SUV was seen leaving the area, but investigators don't know if it was ...
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