Phillip Gonzalez, 27
Phillip Gonzalez, a 27-year-old Latino, was killed Sunday, June 26, when he was shot near the corner of East Laurel Street and South Rose Avenue in Compton, according to authorities.
Gonzalez was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car with two other friends about 11 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. The car was parked along the curb, and the three men were “just hanging out” in an area of commercial buildings and apartments, Corina said.
A Latino adult rode up to the car on a bicycle and started shooting through the open driver’s side window, Corina said.
Gonzalez, a resident of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:17 p.m., with multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner’s records.
The two other men -- a 24-year-old Latino in the front passenger seat, and a 23-year-old Latino in the back seat -- were taken to a local hospital. Both are expected to survive, Corina said.
The gunman, believed to be a gang member, rode east on Laurel Street toward Rose Avenue on his bicycle.
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.