L.A. resident Jose Davalos was struck in the head. His friend, who was not identified by police, was struck in the leg. The friend was taken to a hospital by someone in a private car. Police and fire department personnel responded to the scene and transported Davalos to a local hospital in critical condition. He died later in the hospital.
Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Criminal Gang Homicide Divison, Detectves Jerry Vejar or Bill Ritch at (213) 485-4341. During non-business hours or on weekends please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips," and follow the prompts.