Man, Woman Fatally Shot in Car With Infant in Backseat

Man, Woman Fatally Shot in Car With Infant in Backseat

Police tape in Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2018. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service


Updated: 9/6/2023

HARBOR CITY, Calif.—A man and woman who were fatally shot in a car in Harbor City while their year-old baby was in the backseat were identified on Sept. 5, and police asked anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.
The shooting occurred at 6:37 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the area of 1018 253rd St., according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.
Police said 21-year-old Carlos Loera and 18-year-old Ashley Guzman were seated inside a vehicle when someone approached and fired several gunshots at them.
Paramedics took Ms. Guzman to a hospital, where she died, police said. Mr. Loera was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police initially said the year-old child, who was in a child safety seat in the back seat of the vehicle, was not injured, but they later determined he had been struck by gunfire. The child was taken to a hospital, treated, and then released to family, police said.
The motive of the shooting remains unknown.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to contact the police department’s South Bureau Homicide Division Southeast Squad Detectives Fraga or Ybanez at 323-786-5100 or 323-786-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. During non-business hours, calls can be made to 877-527-3247.
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