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Mid-Wilshire: Juan Segura, 18

December 2, 2009 |  8:24 am

The location where Juan Segura was shot. Click for the Mid-Wilshire Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Juan Segura, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, Nov. 22, in the 1000 block of La Brea Avenue in Mid-Wilshire, authorities said.

Segura was shot and killed while sitting in a Toyota Corolla near the corner of La Brea Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, police said.

Authorities, who said they believed the killed was gang-related, said someone approached Segura and shot him in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Map: The location where Juan Segura was shot. Click for the Mid-Wilshire Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


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Comments (5)

Man, that's where my favorite taco truck (El Chato) parks. I always thought that area was safe. I guess gang violence can go anywhere...

I live in the building next to the auto shop right at the corner of La Brea and Redondo Blvd., and heard the gunshots, it was really scary. At 2:37 p.m. in the afternoon on a Sunday in a very quiet safe neighborhood, you don't think there is going to be a gang-related shooting. This goes to show you that gang violence can happen anywhere, even if you think your neighborhood is safe. I have lived there three years, and this is the first violent act that has happened since I have been living there.

It makes me afraid to go out for a walk, or take my dog for a walk because you could be an innocent bystander who gets shot by one of the bullets that wasn't even met for you, you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, in your own neighborhood.

Deanne

my heart goes out to this young man's family...so young to lose his life.

My heart goes out to no one. Sorry, but people don't go around shooting people for no reason. And if people say, "Oh...he wasn't a gangbanger." So many youngsters run around looking like gangsters. To all you wannabe's: pull your pants up, get clothes that aren't 5X, and grow your hair out. Hey...you run around looking like that, you should know better.

I agree with christian



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