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Horror as young parents, 21 and 18, are gunned down and killed in their parked car while their one-year old child was shot and injured but survived in the back seat
- The shocking double murder took place at around 6.30pm in Harbor City
A young couple in Los Angeles were unexpectedly gunned down and killed in their parked car while their one-year-old child survived after being shot and injured in the back seat.
Carlos Loera, 21, and Ashley Guzman, 18, died in a horrific double murder as their child sat helplessly in the back seat after multiple rounds were fired.
After officers arrived and found the couple suffering from gunshot wounds, Loera died at the scene, while Guzman was rushed to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The child was also taken to hospital for medical treatment and was later released to family members. No information has been provided on the extent of the injuries.
The suspect opened fire at around 6.30pm on Labour Day in Harbor City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
One image on the GoFundMe set up for the family shows the child, the gender of whom has not been released by police, dressed in a pumpkin outfit in the arms of her parents Carlos Loera, 21, and Ashley Guzman, 18. It is the last Halloween they would spend together
Police officers at the scene in Harbor City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, where Loera and Guzman died from gunshot wounds and their one-year-old child was injured
Video of the scene shows the several police cars driver’s seat marked with bullet holes, with the child’s car seat left out on the road in a taped off area
Video of the scene shows several police cars and the driver’s seat marked with bullet holes, with the child’s car seat left out on the road in a taped off area. The windows and side of the car are also riddled with bullet holes.
The suspect fired several rounds before he fled the area, investigators believe.
Police have not yet revealed the gender of the child.
In May, the LAPD said that crime statistic of this year versus last year showed that homicides declined more than 27% and the number of shooting victims decreased 17%.
The Los Angeles Police Department is still searching for the suspect responsible for the murders of Loera and Guzman.
Witnesses are asked to contact police at 323-786-5100 or 323-786-5500.