Sheila Rene Gomez, 40
Sheila Rene Gomez, a 40-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 10800 block of Condon Avenue in Lennox, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Gomez and a male friend were sitting on a park bench in Lennox Park about 8:47 p.m. when they were approached by a man of Pacific Islander descent, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman.
The three began arguing, the news release said, and Gomez and her friend got up from the bench and walked away.
A second man of Pacific Islander descent walked up, and the two then pulled out guns and began shooting at Gomez and her friend.
Gomez was shot in the upper body and taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:23 p.m., according to coroner's records. Her friend was shot multiple times in the upper torso. He was also taken to the hospital, where he remained in critical condition two weeks after the shooting, according to coroner's records.
One of the shooters was seen getting into a white, four-door compact vehicle, and the other got into a green minivan, Coleman reported. They were last seen driving east on Lennox Boulevard.
Gomez lived in Hawthorne, according to coroner's records.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.