This week’s innocent victim is 16-year-old Ebony Huel of Pasadena. Huel was apparently the unintended target of a shooting at a party. A man has been arrested in connection with the killing.
Molly Okeon is following the story today and filed this early report.
Some of what Molly has learned:
A friend said Huel went to Rose City High.
The firend said parties for teenagers are often held at the building by a group called “The Underground,” though she was unsure of who they were. Friday night’s party was attended by about 50 kids for a girl’s birthday, she said.
Friends described the parties as a place high school students go to dance but no alcohol is served, she said.
“They have security,” she added. “It’s not too crazy. Everybody there knows each other.”
Marlene Jackson, a friend of Huel’s aunt when Huel was a baby, drove all the way from Northridge with her 15-year-old daughter’s to see Huel’s memorial today.
Though she hadn’t seen Huel in years, she said she stopped by to see what she looked like as a teenager.
Jackson said she used to live nearby in Altadena but moved away three years ago for her daughter’s safety.
“I would never let my daughter come down here,” she said of the area. “This is one of the reasons I moved away.”