Cristian Alberto Peralta, a 22-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, July 16, in the 10100 block of Grape Street in Watts, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
At 12:34 a.m., Peralta was standing near an intersection when a vehicle drove by and a person inside began to shoot in his direction, said Los Angeles police Det. Nathan Kouri.
It’s unclear whether Peralta was alone when he was shot, but when police arrived, Peralta was in the street suffering from his wounds.
Peralta was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:42 a.m., according to coroner's records.
Peralta was not a gang member. He lived in the area. The motive is unknown.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.