Car-to-car shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Sheriff’s investigators are investigating a car-to-car shooting that critically wounded one man and triggered a crash that killed a woman and injured her adult daughter, officials said. The 67-year-old woman was at the wheel of a maroon minivan when it was struck by a black SUV whose driver lost control after he was shot in the upper body, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Maribel Rizo. Marlene Johnson of Pico Rivera died at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, said Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her 47-year-old daughter Patricia, who was a passenger in the minivan, was hospitalized, according to media reports. She sustained minor to moderate injuries, Rizo said. According to deputies, members of two rival gangs were driving in separate cars traveling north on San Gabriel Place when the shooting broke out at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of a black SUV, a 24-year-old Pico Rivera man, was critically wounded in the shooting. He was listed Wednesday as “death-imminent,” Rizo said. His name was not released. Four men in the other vehicle fled after the shooting, Rizo said. Their dark-colored Toyota struck a vehicle that had stopped at a stop sign. The Toyota then turned onto Berner Street and vanished, Rizo said. Johnson’s son, John, told Channel 4 that his mother was driving in front of the apartment building that she managed. “When they turned around, they heard the shots and they seen the cars coming, and the one car \ shooting at the SUV, I guess, and all of a sudden `boom,”‘ Johnson said, referring to the vehicle collision that killed his mother and injured his sister. “She’s just kind of like messed up, you know – everything happening in front of her eyes,” Johnson said of his sister. “She’s got bruises, cuts … scrapes. I hope they find them and send them up for murder, because that’s basically what it is.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img