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John Anthony Quinata, 29

John Quinata, a 29-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Saturday, March 20, in the 3300 block of Folsom Street in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Quinata was standing in a front yard with a group of people  about 12:30 a.m. when three men approached and began shooting, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a county coroner official.

Quinata was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:51 a.m., according to coroner's records.

A 32-year-old man in the group was also struck by gunfire. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The assailants fled in a gold-colored sedan, possibly a Nissan, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this incident can call (323) 890-5500.

-- Corina Knoll

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