Alvaro Castro, a 41-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Wednesday, May 9, in the 6500 block of San Juan Street in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the bike path along the Los Angeles River around 5:15 p.m., Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
Deputies found Castro, who had been shot multiple times, lying by the path near the end of San Juan Street, Alfred said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:39 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Castro was riding on the bike path when he was shot. His family lives nearby, Alfred said, and Castro had a long association with the area.
Investigators haven’t found anyone who saw the shooting. “They did see people fleeing the area,” Alfred said, “but whether they were running from fear or because they had shot him still has to be determined.”
Castro’s death was the …
Jorge Alberto Esteban, a 22-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, May 9, after he was shot in the 14700 block of Texaco Avenue in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Residents found Esteban lying on the ground with gunshot wounds in front of Salud Park around 10:30 p.m. May 8, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 5:22 a.m. the following day, according to coroner’s records.
No one saw the shooting, Alfred said, but residents heard gunfire and reported seeing a dark-colored sedan speeding away.
Investigators don’t know whether the shooter was in the car or on foot and think the attack was gang-related.
Esteban lived not far from where he was shot, Alfred said.
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Macvell Holmes, a 26-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 5, in the 8600 block of Somerset Boulevard in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Holmes was in his car outside his apartment complex about 1:40 p.m. when he was shot by a man who drove up in a red Lexus, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
Investigators think Sherman Darrell Myles, 29, was trying to carjack Holmes’ vehicle when the shooting occurred, Moore said.
Holmes was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Holmes grew up in Compton and graduated from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale in 2009, said his cousin Jenay Stephens. He had a 5-year-old daughter and helped support his grandmother, who had raised him from birth, Stephens said.
Holmes had worked as a mental health technician at College Medical Center in Long Beach for more …