David Amaro-Poblano, a 17-year-old Latino, died on Friday, Feb. 22, after he was shot near the intersection of West 146th Street and Halldale Avenue in Gardena, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner's records.
David, an honor student and varsity soccer player, was riding with his mother and girlfriend around 6:30 p.m. to deliver invitations to friends and family for his sister's ninth birthday party, which was planned for the following day, said Gardena Police Det. Patrick Goodpaster.
His mother, who was driving, parked outside the home of a family friend to deliver an invitation and after about 10 minutes David got out of the car to see how much longer she would be, Goodpaster said.
As he was walking toward the house, someone began shooting, and David was struck by gunfire, Goodpaster said.
During a press conference about the shooting on Feb ...