Denzel Wesley Jones, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot Sunday, July 29, in the 11900 block of Willowbrook Avenue in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Jones was standing outside a friend’s home, talking with a small group of friends, when a man walked up and began shooting in their direction shortly before 1 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
The gunfire struck Jones and one of his friends, a Latina adult, Mendoza said.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:02 a.m. according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
The Latina was shot in the cheek and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Mendoza said.
Investigators don’t have a motive for the shooting. Jones, a resident ...
Frank James Stringfellow Jr., a 19-year-old black man, died Tuesday, July 10, after he was shot at 11800 Wilmington Ave. in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Stringfellow was in his car about 9:35 p.m. July 9, trying to turn around in a McDonald’s restaurant parking lot, when someone began shooting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
“We think he was going to get food, and maybe the line was too long because he started to make a three-point turn, and while he was making the turn the suspect came up and shot him inside the car,” Alfred said.
Stringfellow was able to complete his turn and drive a short distance in the parking lot before he collided with another car, Alfred said.
He was taken to a nearby hospital ...
Mayra Karina Portillo-Moreno, a 29-year-old Latina, was fatally shot Saturday, April 21, in the 12400 block of Grandee Avenue in the Willowbrook neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Portillo-Moreno and Juan Rodriguez, her longtime boyfriend, were having an argument around 1:40 a.m. in the home they shared with their three children, ages 8, 3 and 1, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.
During the argument, Rodriguez picked up a gun and fired several times at Portillo-Moreno, Moore said. The shots struck the woman in her upper torso. Their 8-year-old daughter also was shot, Moore said.
Deputies found Portillo-Moreno dead in the house with her two younger children, who had not been injured during the shooting.
Investigators later learned that Rodriguez had driven the oldest child to the hospital. She was admitted in critical condition, Moore said ...