Mario Gavino Chavarria Jr., 36
Mario Gavino Chavarria Jr., a 36-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 20, in the 8200 block of Olanda Street in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Chavarria was standing in the driveway outside his home about 4 p.m. when two men walked up and appeared to have a brief conversation, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Cotter.
At least one of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting, Cotter said.
Chavarria was struck multiple times and collapsed. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:37 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Witnesses were unable to provide any further details about the confrontation or a description of the shooters, Cotter said.
Investigators believe the shooting may be gang related, he said.
Friends have set up a fundraising account to help Chavarria's family with expenses. "Mario was a loving husband, father, family [member] and friend," according to the site. "He always had that big 'ole grin on his face."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.