MONTEBELLO — A 19-year-old Montebello man died early Sunday after he was found shot in a strip mall parking lot, authorities said.
Kenneth Deras was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found shortly after 1 a.m. suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 700 block of West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.
The shooting was believed to be gang related, officials said.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau are assisting Montebello police in the investigation. Montebello police deferred all comments to the sheriff’s department, which released no further information.