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A young man who authorities say was a gang member was killed in Bell Gardens Friday morning in a gang-related shooting, the sheriff’s department reported.
The shooting was reported at 2:09 a.m. in the 6500 block of Purdy Avenue, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting the Bell Gardens Police Department in the investigation.
Anthony Escobedo, 21, whose home town was not known, died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Bell Gardens police relayed to sheriff’s investigators that the victim was a known gang member, Schrader said. There was no suspect information immediately available.
—City News Service
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