EAST LOS ANGELES – Authorities on Monday identified one of two men who were killed in a shooting at Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles.
Antonio Aguilar, 33, of Palmdale died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 11:10 a.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The other man, in his 20s, died at a hospital, Winter said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
Witnesses told deputies that three people were involved in the shooting: a “heavyset male Hispanic, a heavyset female Hispanic and a male Hispanic juvenile,” sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.
According to those witnesses, the suspects approached the victims and began a conversation. The man then pulled out a handgun and fired a number of times, Navarro-Suarez said, and the three suspects then ran east toward Ditman Avenue.
A motive for the shooting was unclear, and it was also unknown if the shooting was gang-related, according to Navarro-Suarez.
Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.