Fatal East Los Angeles shooting may be gang-related
Authorities are investigating the early Sunday morning shooting death of a 29-year-old man in East Los Angeles in what is believed to be a gang-related attack.
John Anthony Quinata was standing in a front yard with a group of people in the 3300 block of Folsom Street about 12:30 a.m. when three men approached and began shooting, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a county coroner official. Quinata was pronounced dead at the scene. His autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.
A 32-year-old man in the group was also struck by gunfire. He was treated at a hospital and released.
The assailants fled in a gold-colored sedan, possibly a Nissan, authorities said.
[Updated 3 p.m.: Since January 2007, at least 20 people have been killed in homicides that took place within a mile of Sunday's shooting, according to coroner's records compiled for The Times' Homicide report.]
Anyone with information about this incident can call (323) 890-5500.
-- Corina Knoll