In the city’s Harbour City neighbourhood on Monday night, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department discovered two individuals, identified as Carlos Loera, aged 21, and Ashley Guzman, aged 18, both suffering from gunshot wounds.
According to police, Loera was declared deceased at the location, while Guzmán was transported to the hospital. Tragically, she succumbed to her injuries at a later time. In a tragic incident, a 1-year-old boy was seated in a child safety seat in the rear of his parents’ vehicle when he was unexpectedly hit by gunfire, according to authorities.
In a swift turn of events, the baby was transported to the hospital before ultimately being reunited with his family. The police have not yet identified any suspects and are appealing to the public for assistance in solving the crime.
According to a report by The Los Angeles Times, investigators have stated that they believe the victims, who were seated inside a vehicle, were approached by one or more suspects. The suspects allegedly proceeded to shoot the victims before making their escape from the scene.
According to The Times, the car’s driver’s side window displayed multiple bullet holes, while an evidence marker was placed next to a Nike Air Max shoe found near the vehicle.
According to a report by ABC 7, authorities have stated that the shooting is believed to be gang-related rather than a random incident. A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated with the aim of raising funds to support the family of the victims.
According to the GoFundMe organiser, the lives of this small family were tragically cut short, despite having a promising future ahead of them. In a tragic turn of events, a helpless infant will now face the daunting task of growing up without the presence of her parents. Meanwhile, numerous families find themselves burdened with the immense anguish brought upon them by this utterly senseless act of violence.
The fundraiser was initiated on Wednesday with the objective of raising $30,000. According to the organiser, Carlos, despite being a young father, had a deep affection for his family and was actively striving to improve their quality of life. In a remarkable display of resilience, he navigated the challenges of growing up in a single-parent household.
As he matured, he selflessly shouldered the burden of assisting his mother in fulfilling the demanding role of a provider. The public is urged to contact Detectives Fraga and Ybanez of the South Bureau’s Homicide Division Southeast Team at 323-786-5100 or 323-786-5500 if they possess any details regarding the shooting. For calls made after business hours, individuals are advised to direct their inquiries to the Los Angeles Police Department’s dedicated hotline at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).