WEST COVINA – A teenager is expected to recover after being shot during a fight at a house party Friday, officials said.
Police responded to a report of several groups fighting in front of a house party about 11:10 p.m. in the 1900 of E. Nanette Avenue, West Covina police Lt. David Rozeboom said.
At some point during the scuffle, someone in the fight pulled a gun and shot a 16-year-old Baldwin Park boy in the shoulder, he said.
Police stopped a car that was leaving the scene of the shooting, Rozeboom said, and found the wounded teenager was a passenger inside.
The teen was treated at a hospital and has since been released, he added.
The shot was apparently fired from a crowd, he said, and no description of the shooter was available Saturday.
WEST COVINA – A 6-year-old girl died Saturday after a 32-inch television set fell on top of her, police said.
Jasmine Starr Ilgenfritz of West Covina died at the hospital shortly after the accident, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Joe Bale said.
The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at a home in the 600 block of S. Gaybar Avenue, West Covina police Lt. David Rozeboom said in a written statement.
“The victim was apparently playing in the living room with her siblings, ages 1 and 3, when the television was accidentally dislodged from the table it was resting on,” the statement said.
The children were being supervised by their grandmother, who was in the kitchen of the home, officials said, and no adults witnessed the incident.
Paramedics rushed the girl to a hospital, Rozeboom said, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
The initial investigation revealed no signs of foul play, he added.
From the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a body has been found in a burning car on
the banks of the Los Angeles River.
Fire officials discovered the body after responding to a report of a car fire early
Saturday in the riverbed near the 710 Freeway in the South Gate neighborhood.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Rubino says due to the severity of the burns,
authorities have been unable to identify the body.
The incident is under investigation.
WHITTIER – A teenage girl who was struck by a car while crossing Imperial Highway near Whittier late Friday has died from her injuries, authorities said Saturday.
Samantha Sandoval, 16, of La Mirada died at the hospital shortly after the crash, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Joe Bale said.
On Saturday, about three dozen young people gathered at the scene of the crash around a memorial of candles, pictures, flowers and balloons.
Jessica Mendiola, 16, of La Mirada said Sandoval was a close friend, and they both attended El Camino High School.
“She was an intelligent, young, beautiful lady who I looked up to,” Mendiola said. “She worried about everyone else before herself,” she added through tears.
Family members could not be reached for comment Saturday.
Sandoval was crossing north across Imperial Highway at Burgess Street in an unincorporated county area near Whittier when she was struck by a tan 1993 Toyota sedan that was driving west on Imperial Highway at about 35 mph, CHP officials said in a written statement.
The driver of the sedan, a 74-year-old North Hollywood woman, apparently did not see the pedestrian, according to the CHP statement.
The intersection where Sandoval was struck is not regulated by a crosswalk or traffic signal.
Sandoval suffered major head trauma and was rushed to Whittier Hospital Medical Center, officials said, where she was pronounced dead.
Mendiola said her friend, a junior in high school, planned on attending college and had a bright future ahead.
“She had a scholarship already,” Mendiola said.
“She liked to to art a lot,” she said. “Her favorite thing was music. She played the guitar. She wanted to be in a band. She wanted to travel the world.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Santa Fe Springs office of the CHP.
This tragic story comes courtesy of the Associated Press:
LONG BEACH — A 16-year-old girl died and two men were wounded after being shot following a football game at a Long Beach high school.
Long Beach police Sgt. Dina Zapalski says it’s unclear what led to Friday night’s shooting at Wilson High School. Police are searching for a gunman.
The girl died at a hospital.
An 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
City Councilman Gary DeLong described the girl as “an innocent bystander who was not
involved” in the altercation.
It’s unclear if any of the victims were students at the school.
PICO RIVERA — A man was shot and wounded late Friday at a house party, authorities said.
The shooting took place about 10 p.m. in the 9200 block of Balfour Street, said Pico Rivera sheriff’s Sgt. Giambalvo, who declined to give his first name.
A group of people tried to get into the party but were not allowed in, the sergeant said.
One of those barred from the party, described only as a Latino man in his 20s, pulled a handgun and wounded a man who was attending the party, Giambalvo said.
The wounded man’s injuries did not initially appear to be life-threatening, he added.
No further details were released.
WHITTIER — A man was shot and wounded late Friday in an apparently gang-related attack, police said.
The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer and Beverly boulevards, Whittier police Sgt. Tom Reed said.
Fire officials said the wounded man appeared to be about 25 years old.
He was believed to be an Eastside Duarte gang member, Whittier police Sgt. Kevin Ramos said.
Initial investigation indicated the man was walking down the street when he was shot by someone in a passing car, the sergeant said.
He was hit in the hip and taken to a trauma center, where he was expected to survive, Ramos said.
At least three people were inside the car, he said, which was described as a blue, late-model Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows and possibly Texas license plates.
The driver was a Latino man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a shaved head, police said. He wore a flannel shirt with a dark-colored t-shirt underneath and a black baseball cap.
It was not clear if the driver was also the shooter, Ramos said.
WHITTIER — A woman was struck by a car and badly injured Friday in an unincorporated county area near Whittier, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 6:35 p.m. on Imperial Highway at Burgess Avenue, California Highway Patrol officer Francisco Villalobos said.
The woman, who was estimated to be in her 20s, was not breathing and had only a faint pulse when rescuers arrived, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Tom Ray said.
Firefighters rushed her to Whittier Hospital with injuries the captain described as “grave.”
The car involved remained at the scene and the driver was unhurt, officials said.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Santa Fe Springs office of the CHP.
COVINA — A man was flown to the hospital by helicopter Friday after crashing his motorcycle on Covina Boulevard, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 3:55 p.m. on Covina Boulevard, just east of Sunflower Avenue, in an unincorporated county area near Covina, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said.
The injured man, who was estimated to be in his early 40s, suffered “severe injuries” to his chest and was flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Steve Dochterman said.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Baldwin Park office of the CHP.
WHITTIER — A man died Thursday after he fell from a patio roof and struck his head on on the cement below, police said.
The incident was reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the 13500 block of Via Del Palma Avenue, Whittier police Lt. Wyatt Powell said.
Coroner’s officials did not release his name late Thursday pending notification of family members.
After responding to a call for help, “We found a 47-year-old resident of San Fernando on the ground, suffering from severe head wounds,” Powell said.
He was apparently on top of a patio at the home doing work for some relatives when he slipped off, he said.
“Our investigation revealed no evidence of foul play,” Powell added.