Joey Gutierrez, L.A. Homicide No. 25: Police Find 23-Year-Old Man With Fatal Gunshot Wound to Neck
After responding to a call made at 8:20 p.m. on January 28, LAPD officers found Joey Gutierrez close to the corner of 43rd and Main Streets in South Central. The 23-year-old Latino man, who was bleeding from the neck, was quickly rushed to California Hospital Medical Center.
According to coroner's reports, Gutierrez died from the gunshot wound just before 10 p.m.
A busy market is located just down the street from where he was killed, and a nursery school is situated half a block away.
The Los Angeles Times reported that detectives had no description of the shooter, but they believed the shooting to gang-related at the time.
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