Altadena mother grieves loss of 2nd son


Eustolia De La Torre holds pictures of her two sons, Sergio, left, and
Michael who were both gunned down within a year in separate shootings.
Michael, 19, who was shot while standing in front of a home in
Altadena on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Sergio, 34, was shot in July 2007. Suspects in that shooting are currently on trial. Pictured at her
home in Pasadena on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. (SGVN/Staff photo by Robert

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Two homicides overnight

CBS 2 KCAL is reporting two homicides overnight. One in West Covina. Victim there remains unidentified.

The other incident was reported in Altadena. I’ve got some emails about the Altadena incident that I’ll post on the jump. Here’s the news story:

LOS ANGELES At least two men were gunned down in Los Angeles Friday night, according to officials.

The first homicide, in West Covina, was reported about 11:20, said West Covina police Lt. Tommy Garcia.

Responding to a “shots fired” call, police found the body of a young man in a yard near 1450 W. Puente Ave.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.

Meanwhile, in Altadena, another man was fatally shot about 1:10 a.m.

The victim in that shooting was declared dead at the hospital.

The shooting occured in the 100 block of Figueroa Drive, according to Deputy Rick Pedroza of the Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting and searching for a suspect.

As for my emails …



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