A 22-year-old man killed in a South Los Angeles shooting that also left an 8-year-old Fresno girl wounded was publicly identified Wednesday, and the assailants remained at large.
Marcelis Gude was standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of East 102nd Street, near San Pedro Street, about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when a light-colored four-door sedan stopped near him and an unknown number of armed suspects jumped out of the car and fired multiple shots, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. The suspects then got back into the car, which sped off westbound on 102nd Street.
Gude, who lived with his father in Hollywood, was struck several times and died at a hospital. It’s unclear if he was the intended target, according to a police spokesman.
The youngster was riding her bicycle when she was unintentionally struck by the gunfire, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore.
The girl told CBS2 that “something hit my shoulder. And it hurt. My sister sat me down and she was putting pressure on the bullet.”
Brianna was treated at a hospital and released, and she and her mother were set to return to Fresno, CBS2 reported.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact LAPD South Bureau Homicide Investigators at 323-786-5111. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.