Estephan Hernandez, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Sept. 28, in the 1100 block of East 148th Street in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Hernandez was sitting in his parked car talking to a friend when a black, four-door sedan drove up beside them about 9:30 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
A person in the sedan fired while the car was in motion, Mendoza said. The vehicle was last seen driving west on 148th Street, away from Hernandez’s car.
Hernandez, a college senior scheduled to graduate in the spring, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
His friend, a 21-year-old woman, was wounded and taken to the hospital. The woman is expected to survive her injuries, Mendoza said.
Hernandez lived in the neighborhood and was not involved in gangs, Mendoza said. Investigators don’t …
Dante Daniel Koger, a 36-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, July 30, in the 15000 block of South Avalon Boulevard in West Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The night of the shooting, Koger was hanging out with a group of people in the parking lot of a liquor store at South Avalon Boulevard and East Compton Boulevard around 8:55 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
A white SUV drove past the parking lot, and someone inside began shooting, Alfred said.
Koger was shot in the head, Alfred said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 11 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Nobody else was injured, Alfred said.
Investigators don’t know whether the shooting was random or if Koger was targeted. They don’t have a description of the shooter.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau …