SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The 17-year-old boy shot to death outside a house party in San Pedro was identified Monday by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.
Joseph Saldana was standing in front of a residence in the 1200 block of North Park Western Drive, between Western Avenue and Gaffey Street, with three other people when one or more people approached them on foot at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday and shot them, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
Saldana was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. The other victims, all said to be in their early 20s, were rushed to a hospital, where they were listed in stable condition, according to the LAPD.
The suspect or suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.
Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the LAPD’s Harbor Community Police Station at 310-726-7700. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.