UPDATE: Young Whittier men killed in shooting

SOUTH WHITTIER — Two young Whittier men, including one who was an Explorer Scout at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station, died in a shooting early Sunday, officials said.
Cesar Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Explorer Scout from Whittier, and Larry Villegas, 24, of Whittier, were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Investigator Jerry McKibben said,
The shooting was reported about 3:10 a.m. in the 11800 block of Painter Avenue, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
“Detectives have learned that both victims were standing in front of the residence when a gray ‘Scion’ vehicle drove in front of them,” Deputy Bill Brauberger said. “The driver of the vehicle pointed a handgun at the victims and fired multiple times.”
The Scion, which contained three or four Latino male occupants, was last seen driving north on Painter Avenue, investigators said. A motive in the shooting was not released.
The Explorer program allows young men and women interested in law enforcement a chance to learn from and volunteer alongside law enforcement professionals.
Detectives asked the public’s help, and asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

8 thoughts on “UPDATE: Young Whittier men killed in shooting

  1. I AM A MEMBER OF THE RIALTO POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM
    WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN AND WHERE CESARS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE WE ARE INTRESTED IN JOINING FAMILY MEMBER FOR SUPPORT . PLEASE IF U HAVE ANY INFORMATION THE THE ABOVE EMAIL ME AT VALERIA1696@YAHOO.COM OR TEXT ME AT 6262087026 THANKYOU.

  2. I’m Larry Villegas friend and am offended that they do not mention him other than just being their he was a good person.

  3. Larry was a good friend… just heard the news today. Wrong place at the wrong time :( RIP from your brother TEAM Killer B

  4. Rip larry you were a hiloures guy with lots of jokes u are a good person always in our hhearts he left behind a baby on the way u will be missed

  5. I will miss you my little explorer!! I only met you two weeks ago. But man you were so handsome and Intriguing!! You did a very great job at what you did. And I wish you were still here to Protect me when I go to the park :)

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