Monyae Ikeyli Jackson, 15
Monyae Ikeyli Jackson, a 15-year-old black male from Long Beach, died Tuesday, May 15, two days after he was shot in the 300 block of West Manchester Avenue in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on May 13, Monyae and three other teenagers were walking east on West Manchester Avenue when they were shot, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. It's unclear where the shots originated, Barling said.
All four teenagers were wounded. La’marrion Upchurch, 15, who was with the group, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Monyae was taken to the hospital, as were the other two teenagers, who were treated and released, according to police. Monyae was pronounced dead on May 15 at 2:03 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Detectives are looking into the motive for the shooting, Barling said.
Bridget Green, Monyae’s mother, told KTLA-TV that the teenagers traveled from Long Beach to attend a party in the area.
Green said her son was well-liked and played football.
"Jesus, why did they do this to my child? Why did they do this to these two babies?" Green said at a vigil held for her son. "It's not making no sense that all these parents are losing their children over this senseless violence. You have to stop."
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.