Eduardo Rebolledo-Ramirez, 33
Eduardo Rebolledo-Ramirez, a 33-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 7200 block of Eton Avenue in Canoga Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner records.
Rebolledo-Ramirez had just gotten off work about 5:50 p.m. and was sitting in his pickup preparing to drive home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired by suspected gang members at another car, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Dave Peteque.
The car with the shooters came up behind a car carrying several Canoga Park gang members, Peteque said, and the people in the rear car began firing at the car in front. The rear car carried "multiple people" who are believed to be gang members who live outside Canoga Park, he said.
One person in the target car was injured and later treated and released at a local hospital, he said. No one else was struck by gunfire except Rebolledo-Ramirez, who was parked on Eton Avenue, across the street from the air conditioning business where he worked.
The bullet that hit Rebolledo-Ramirez came in through his rear window, Peteque said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:06 p.m. His shooting marked the first homicide in Canoga Park since January of 2014.
"What's really sad is that his brother-in-law, who works with him, had just gotten in the car in front of him and drove home. [Rebolledo-Ramirez] was just sitting there, warming up his truck, ready to leave, when he was shot," Peteque said. "This gentleman was a working man who had no problems; he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."
The shooting happened just north of the busy intersection of Eton Avenue and Sherman Way, Peteque said, where there is a 7-Eleven store and Burger King restaurant.
He said it was too early in the investigation to put out details about the suspects or their car. Investigators are eager to talk to people who saw the shooting.
Anyone with information should call Peteque at (818) 756-4869. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
FOR THE RECORD: April 9, 2018: 3:40 p.m.: A previous version of this report misspelled Rebolledo-Ramirez's name.