Detectives Tuesday sought the public’s help in tracking down the suspects who opened fire on a Fourth of July gathering in the Westlake district, killing three people, including a pregnant woman, and critically injuring two others.

The shooting, reported about 12:30 a.m. on July 5 at a house in the 1600 block of West Second Street, near Union Avenue, was believed to be gang-related, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Killed were Junior Salinas and his girlfriend Abril Onofre, both 19; and Ruben Alcantara Jr., 18, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Onofre was five months pregnant.

Police did not release the names of the critically wounded man and woman.

Some of the victims may have argued with the suspects, according to media reports.

Police said the shots were fired from outside the property.

“We are asking for the public’s help in identifying these dangerous people who indiscriminately fired into a group, which included children celebrating the holiday,” an LAPD statement says. “We believe there were people that witnessed this shooting and are asking them to please help identify these people that committed this heinous crime.”

Descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle in which they fled were not made available.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact Rampart Homicide Detective Ray Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Steve Chung at (213) 484-3643. After-hours or weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at

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