The year-to-date number of homicides in Los Angeles County is about 688. This number does not include a few cases in which specifying the cause of death has been deferred.
Steven Guzman, a 21-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Guzman was shot in the 16600 block of Eureka Avenue in Paramount.
Alfonso Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Gonzalez was beaten then burned in a fire in the 1700 block of Autumnmist Drive in Palmdale.
Ivan Chaidez, a 19-year-old Latino, on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Chaidez was shot at Pinney Street and De Foe Avenue in Pacioma.
Kenneth Barnes, a 38-year-old black man, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Barnes was shot in the 1300 block of South Long Beach Boulevard in Compton.
Blanca Valdez, a 38-year-old Latina, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Valdez's neck was slashed in the 1000 block of East 51st Street in South Park.
[Update: A previous version of this post listed Valdez's race as Filipina.]
Sonya Tauanuu, a 26-year-old Samoan woman, on Thursday, Dec. 3. Tauanuu was struck by a car and dragged nearly a mile in the 750 block of Ceres Avenue in downtown L.A.
[Update: A previous version of this post listed Tauanuu's race as Filipina.]
Francisco Garcia, a 42-year-old Latino, on Friday, Dec. 4. Garcia was shot in the 10000 block of Maple Street in Bellflower.
Parrish Reed, a 17-year-old black youth, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Reed was stabbed in the 12100 San Fernando Road in Sylmar.
Jessie Valdivia, a 23-year-old Latino, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Valdivia was shot in the 1000 block of West 3rd Street in Pomona.
Julio Eduardo Perez, a 15-year-old Latino, on Monday, Dec. 7. Perez was shot in the 2100 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights.
-- Anthony Pesce