Torres was with two friends in the front yard of an apartment complex about 10:45 p.m. when a fight erupted between them and several other people, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Det. Philip Guzman.
Someone pulled out a gun and shot Torres in the neck and chest, according to coroner's records. Torres was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:25 p.m., according to coroner's records.
His two companions were also shot and seriously injured in the attack, but they are expected to survive, Guzman said.
Police do not know what prompted the fight, but Guzman said the motive in the attack could be gang related.
Guzman said Torres and the other two victims were known members of the Varrio Neuvo Estrada street gang. He said he did not know if the assailants, who fled the scene, were gang members.
Police are still working to identify them, Guzman said. Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call Sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Torres was shot. Credit: Google Maps