Yocelin Kadi Zuniga, 18
Yocelin Kadi Zuniga, an 18-year-old Latina, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, after she was shot near Vanowen Street and Ethel Avenue in Valley Glen, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Dec. 14 about 9 p.m., Zuniga was in the passenger seat of a white BMW that her boyfriend was driving east on Vanowen Street when the car stopped at Ethel Avenue, said Los Angeles police Det. James Filmore.
A gray sedan pulled up and a person inside shot at the BMW, striking Zuniga in the head, Filmore said.
As Zuniga’s boyfriend tried to chase down the sedan, the two cars continued east on Vanowen, then onto Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Filmore said.
The boyfriend hit a curb, then took Zuniga back to his house and called 911.
Zuniga was taken to a hospital where she was on life support until Dec. 18.
Police said that the shooter is described as a heavy-set Latino with a light complexion. He was driving a gray four-door sedan.
Authorities are seeking additional information.
Anyone with information can call Filmore at (818) 374-1929. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.