Shauntrell Darnell Matthews Jr., 21
Shauntrell Darnell Matthews Jr., a 21-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, May 19, in the 8500 block of Cimarron Street in Manchester Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m., Matthews was with a group of more than 30 people gathered at a car wash and strip mall at a candlelight vigil for a person who died in federal prison of natural causes, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.
A dark-colored sedan approached, driving north on Cimarron Street from Manchester Avenue, and a person fired multiple rounds, striking Matthews and Joseph Neal, 38, Barling said.
The car continued north, police said. Matthews was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
Neal was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the next morning.
Investigators are looking into whether a gang in the area may have targeted the group because they assumed the group was associated with a rival gang, Barling said. The vigil being held was for a gang member, officials said.
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.