Jorge Alberto Reyes Jr., a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8622 Balboa Blvd. in Northridge, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 6 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired and found Reyes in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene at 7 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Reyes and two friends drove to the KFC and the driver of the car went inside, Los Angeles Police Det. Ryan Verna said.
A Latino then approached the car and began arguing with Reyes, police said. The man punched Reyes then pulled out a gun and began firing, Verna said.
Reyes got out of the car and began running but was struck by gunfire and fell to the ...
Lopez, who was not immediately identified by police, was found dead shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the College Inn bar, said Lt. Aaron Ponce of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Investigators say no one reported hearing gunshots.
“The origination of the call wasn’t even a gunshot call,” Ponce said.
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Louis Villegas, a 25-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Tuesday, Sept. 25, near Balboa Boulevard and Parthenia Street in Northridge, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The shooting was reported just after midnight, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Lonnie Tiano.
Officials said four people, including Villegas, were riding in a Lexus and had pulled over to the side of the road when a man approached and began shooting.
The incident was initially reported as a car-to-car shooting. Tiano said that although investigators had not ruled out that scenario, they believe the suspect got in a car after the shooting and sped away.
The victims were taken to area hospitals, where Villegas later died, Tiano said. No other information about the victims or their conditions was available.
A nearby house was also struck by gunfire, homeowner Bilai Wellthy told KTLA. No other injuries were reported.
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Cristian Manzur, a 56-year-old Latino, died Sunday, July 24, two days after he was shot in the 8900 block of Tampa Avenue in Northridge, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Manzur was shot by an unknown person about 4 p.m. on July 22, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he died two days later at 1:35 p.m.
Coroner's records show Manzur suffered a gunshot wound to the face.
Winter said as of Wednesday, the coroner's office had not completed Manzur’s autopsy.
Anyone with information about the death of Cristian Manzur is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Enjae Rugley, a 2-year-old boy, was killed Friday, July 9, in the 16000 block of Parthenia Street in Northridge after his 7-year-old brother found a loaded handgun and accidentally shot him, according to authorities.
Police from the LAPD's Devonshire Division were called to the home about 5:50 p.m. after a shooting was reported, according to a police news release.
When authorities arrived, they found Enjae with a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner's office said.
Enjae was taken by paramedics to a hospital where he eventually died from his injuries, police said.
During the investigation, police determined that Enjae's 7-year-old brother had accidentally shot him while playing with a loaded firearm.
Officers questioned questioned Enjae's parents, Darren Eugene Ellis, 36, and Ebony Aiesha Ellis, 24, on July 12 about the shooting.
Investigators learned that Enjae's brother found the .40-caliber handgun in a ...
Patrick Shillings, a 21-year-old black man, was shot several times and killed Sunday, Oct. 18, at Lassen Street and White Oak Avenue in Northridge, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Shillings was walking east on Lassen Street with another person when they were approached by several people.
An argument began and several shots were fired, Harvey said. Shillings ran and collapsed a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. at the scene, Harvey said.
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