Google map can not be displayed. An API key is required. Please see Settings > Symple Shortcodes for more info.
A manhunt was underway Tuesday for the gunman who shot two brothers of a Compton city councilman, one of them fatally, in an apparent “gang-related and targeted” attack in front of their mother’s house on a street in East Los Angeles.
The second brother was “only shot in the foot” and was allowed to go home after medical treatment.
The shooting took place in the 900 block of South La Verne Avenue just after noon Monday, said Deputy Mike Barraza.
Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan announced on his Facebook page Monday afternoon that his brothers Dennis and Larry Galvan had been shot, and that the latter had died.
Galvan wrote on Facebook his brothers were shot in front of his mother’s house.
“I’m glad my little brother Dennis was able to go home today by only being shot in the foot,” Galvan wrote. “I’m sad to say my other little brother Larry did not make it.
“He was shot multiple times in the chest and died of cardiac arrest. I really want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my family.
“Although my brother’s life was tragically cut short at the young age of 27, I do find solace in knowing that before he left this earth, he knew the Lord and I’m certain he was able to call out to him before he left us.
“My little brother’s life will not be in vain. He leaves behind three brothers, a mother, many friends and three beautiful children who through their lives, his memory will live on.”
Galvan also posted a photo of himself and his two brothers at a toy giveaway in Compton this year for Christmas.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown issued a statement in support of Galvan.
“The Compton City Council joins with our residents in mourning the loss of Councilmember Isaac Galvan’s brother and in extending our thoughts, prayers and love to his mother, his brother’s children and entire family. We also hope for a quick recovery for his injured brother. Compton stands with East L.A. residents in the fight against gun violence.”
The two Galvan brothers were walking south on La Verne Avenue when a man walked up, pulled out a gun and shot them, Barraza said. They were taken to a hospital, where Larry Galvan died.
The gunman fled the scene in an SUV headed north on La Verne Avenue. The shooting of Galvan’s brothers appeared “gang-related and targeted,” according to the sheriff’s department.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be submitted anonymously.
—City News Service
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: