Second victim dies in West Covina shooting

Here’s an excerpt from a story reporter Tania Chatila is working on for tommorrow:

WEST COVINA — The second shooting victim in a Tuesday night gun attack on a van filled with people has died, authorities said Thursday.

Jason Guijarro, 19 of Baldwin Park, died at a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head, said Lt. Joe Bale with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. He was fatally wounded in the same shooting spree that killed 17-year-old Isaac Alexis Parra, also of Baldwin Park, officials said.

The shooting occurred about 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Leland and Merced avenues, and according to police may have been the result of a dispute between an ex-girlfriend and an ex-boyfriend.

Just before the shooting, Parra, Guijarro, another man and another woman were sitting in a van parked next to a stop sign on the wrong side of Leland Avenue, West Covina police Lt. Ron Mitchell said.

While they were stopped, authorities believe an attacker sprayed the van with several bullets, hitting Guijarro and Parra.

Parra died at the scene, Bale said.

West Covina police arrested Melissa Goree, 18, of Baldwin Park and Gerardo Fonseca Jr. 20, of Arcadia, in connection with the shooting. They were booked Wednesday on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. No charges had been filed with the District Attorney’s office Thursday afternoon.

Police are still looking for a third suspect seen running from the area in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. They are also looking for a second small, dark-colored car, though Mitchell said it was unclear how, or if, that second car was involved in the crime.

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  • Carlos

    I hope justice will be served to these people. Jason just became a father of a beutiful healthy baby girl. Now she will never know who her father was or could be. This has affected many friends, family, and loved ones. Words cannot describe how i feel or anyone else. all i could say is that the lives lost will never be forgotten but remembered for ever in our souls.

    REST IN PEACE JASON WE ALL MISS YOU

  • Anonymous

    REST IN PEACE JASON WE ALL MISS U MY BOY

  • Anonymous

    REST IN PEACE MY BOYZ WE LOVE U

  • Anonymous

    REST IN PEACE ISSAC U WILL NEVER B FORGOTTEN

  • Anonymous

    Tomorrow there wil be a car wash for Jason and Issac @ Famerboys in baldwin park. So please stop by and show some love.

  • Veronica

    DIDNT KNO HIM BUT MANY OF MY FAMILY N FRIENDS DID. IT SADDENS ME THAT PEOPLE COULD B SO CRUEL N DO THINGS WITHOUT THINKIN HOW MANY LIVES ARE AFFECTED WHEN STUPIDTY TAKES OVER THE HUMAN MIND. I HOPE THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS ROTT IN THEIR CELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I didnt know the young men that died but i knew people that did. i think its sad that people do these kind of things not realizin how many people they hurt in the process. the family of the victims and even the family of the accused. they lost four lives that night jason, issac, melissa, and the other boy.

  • THE TORRES FAMILY

    R.I.P JASON YOU WILL BE MISSED.IF ANYBODY KNOWS WHERE AND WHEN THE FUNERAL WILL BE PLEASE POST IT.WE SINCE HAVE MOVED FROM WHERE JASON LIVED AND HAVE NOT KEPT IN TOUCH, WE LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY. LOVE ALWAYS DAVID, LITTLE G, DESTINY, ADRIEN AND KRISTIN

  • Tia Angie Parra Moreira

    Its been 5 mths now and things seem so unclear…I love & miss my nephew and this was such a pain I will never forgive within my heart. They took two daddys that now their children wont have them. The love & support of my nephew Isaacs daughter his memory will live on. I MISS YOU ISAAC & SO DOES YOUR BROTHER, G-MA & G-PA ESPECIALLY YOUR BABY GIRL JORDAN. JUSTICEE WILL BE SERVED AND NOW YOUR RESTING IN HEAVEN ALONG WITH JASON. MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS YOU AND DONT FORGET TO LOOK DOWN ON US. LOVE YOU PAPI CHULO…RIP ISAAC ALEXIS PARRA. They took your lives away without ever knowing the pain and this deep wound they caused Our family and Jasons….JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED!!! Love always ur tia Angie…REST IN HEAVEN ISAAC…

  • Laura Parra

    ANIMA CHRISTI
    Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, heal me. Blood of Christ, drench me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. Good Jesus, hear me. In your wounds shelter me. From turning away keep me. From THE EVIL ONE protect me. At the hour of my death call me. Into your presence lead me, to praise you with all your saints for ever and ever. AMEN.
    This prayer is for Jason Guijarro and my son Isaac Alexis Parra