A story for every victim

Whitney Henry Yorke, 32

Whitney Henry Yorke, a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, March 31, in the 3100 block of 8th Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Yorke was sitting in folding chair in front of a home with a friend about 6:15 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Three men walked up and fired multiple gunshots, striking Yorke, Garrido said. The suspects then fled on foot.

Yorke was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:58 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police believe the shooting is related to recent gang activity in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Do you have information to share about the life of Whitney Henry Yorke ? The Homicide Report needs your help. Please fill out this form or e-mail us at homicidereport@latimes.com.

Share a memory or thought about Whitney Henry Yorke

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.


One reader comment