(CNS) – The coroner’s office today released the names of two
of three men shot and killed outside a liquor store in an unincorporated area
near South Los Angeles.
Two of the shooting victims were identified as Julius Brown, 43, and
Jeremiah Lewis, 23, both residents of Los Angeles, according to Lt. David Smith
of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The third shooting victim, another male, died at an area hospital. His
name will be released pending notification of next of kin, Smith said.
Brown and Lewis died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at
5:48 p.m. Thursday in the 10800 block of Western Avenue, according to Deputy
Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Responding deputies found three men shot in the parking lot, she said.
Detectives learned that a group of men were gathered in and around a truck in
the lot when two males, parked a vehicle in an alley west of the location,
exited their vehicle and opened fire on the men in the truck.
Both suspects got back in the vehicle that was parked in the alley and
drove north to westbound 108th Street and out of view, she said.
There was no suspect vehicle description and the motive was under
investigation, Schrader said.