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.