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Unincorporated Los Angeles County: Francisco Reyes, 18

October 7, 2009 | 10:48 pm

The location where Francisco Reyes was shot. Francisco Reyes, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the 1600 block of East 83rd Street in unincorporated Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Reyes was dropping off his child at the mother's home when he was approached by a black male, according to authorities. Without saying anything, the gunman shot at both Reyes and the child's mother, wounding her and killing Reyes, according to Det. Gene Okada of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau.

The female victim was taken to the hospital and later released. Her name is being withheld pending the investigation.

Okada said the motive behind the assault remains unclear. Reyes had no ties to any gangs and had never been arrested, Okada said.

Anyone with information concerning the death of Reyes is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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Map: The location where Francisco Reyes was shot. Credit: Google Maps

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Comments (6)

That's foul. I hope the child was unharmed.

Another senseless killing, Why?, What could this guy have did to deserve this?, when can we as regular law abiding citizens get a pass, and not be hunted down,and gunned down, and killed like thugs? That's why we as regular citizens need to stand up against this violence against us, and start saying enough is enough.

This is payback.

RIP Edward Carr, 17.

An eye for an eye. The way it must be.

nvd, thats quite an interesting comment you've made. Obviously you know a lot of what happened and who did it.

That's messed up that an innocent Latino,a father,a brother,a son..could have been targeted for no apparent reason other than his ethnicity.These Blacks have been killin Mexicans for years now,I think that's why Edward Carr was killed the day after Francisco was.And it is "payback" as nvd has stated..sadly,these gangs will continue killing innocent ppl for their own senseless hatred for eachother.And there is such a thing as a Black racist..May Francisco finally be at rest,and his child grow up to be a productive individual.When will this madness stop?

tomorrow someone else will be killed. Maybe someone you are related too. However, that argument will fall on deaf ears for your mind is so twisted with non sense that at this point nothing or no one can fix what is wrong with you. I can't even allow the words I'll pray for you to seep out of my mouth or into my writing for you. You gained absolutly nothing by killing this I don't think you did the actual killing (I don't think you have it in you) but you must know something about it. To think that a young father lost his life because you thought killing him would make you feel better is sad. So does it? Does knowing that another person died make you feel better? Does posting your hate filled words on this site make you feel better? Don't you get the fact that Carr will never rest in peace? How can he? Someone he knew took a life just like his was taken. Do you or the killer actually beieved that you'll end up in whatever you consider peace? There is no peace for those that kill. Not walking down the street here in this world or in the after world. Too bad we can't see into death. To see where it is killers actually go. Whatever memory Carr might have left behind is all tainted now thanks to you and your warped sense of loyalty. I know you'll never get it. You will never understand, I'm not sure what kind of life you've lived that made gave you such a anti-social homicidal personality or if it was something that you were born with. Sad to think that I share a world with you. Sad to think that you have the guts to write the few words here on this blog but you don't have the guts to post your name. If you are so proud of your work why not be shouting it from the roof tops. Lay your head down each night to sleep NVD with peace. I think in the long run you're going to need it. And come to think of it I will keep you in my prayers. I will pray that god and life not judge you too swiftly and that when the time comes for you to pay it forward that life takes into consideration your mental problems.


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