Redlands man dies in Baldwin Park shooting

Raymond Vasquez, 22, of Redlands

BALDWIN PARK – A 22-year-old Redlands man died late Friday at the scene of drive-by shooting in Baldwin Park, officials said.
Raymond Leonard Vasquez was killed in the 10:20 p.m. shooting in the 3100 block of Maine Avenue, just north of Francisquito Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said.
Few details regarding the shooting were available Saturday morning.
“The victim was standing outside in the 3100 block of Maine Avenue, Baldwin Park, when he was shot multiple times in the upper torso,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. “Investigators have no suspect description and are asking for the public’s assistance.”
Vasquez died in a residential driveway, and the shots were believed to have come from a passing vehicle, officials said. No suspect or vehicle description was available, and the motive was not clear.
A nearby who resident who asked that her name be withheld for fear of retaliation said she was washing clothes when she heard a gunshot.
Raymond Vasquez memorialAfter a second or two of silence, the woman said she heard another series of gunshots in rapid succession.
“It was maybe like five or eight,” she said.
The woman saihe then saw gray car, resembling a Dodge Stratus, speeding away from the area.
Sheriff’s officials Saturday could not confirm the gray vehicle was involved.
“I got kind of scared. My kids were in the back,” the woman added.
A memorial of candles, flowers and balloons marked the site of the killing Saturday. One balloon bore the handwritten message, “In loving memory of Ray Ray.”
The memorial also included a photograph of Vasquez holding a young girl, though it was unclear if he was a father.
Family members of Vasquez could not be reached for comment Saturday.-
Baldwin Park police deferred comment to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau are assisting Baldwin Park police in the investigation.
Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 323-890-5500.

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