James Dominguez, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Wednesday, May 18, 2011 near Wilmington Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police received a shooting call about 5:45 p.m., according to an LAPD news release. When authorities arrived, they found Dominguez slumped inside a car. Dominguez had been shot several times and the car he was traveling in had hit a fire hydrant, police said. Paramedics were called and Dominguez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
During the investigation, detectives learned Dominguez was driving in his car north on Wilmington Boulevard near Pacific Coast Highway when a red car drove alongside him. Someone in the red car pulled out a gun and shot several times into Dominguez’ vehicle, hitting him. Authorities said Dominguez’s car continued north through the intersection and stopped after hitting a fire hydrant on the northwest corner. The shooter was last seen driving southbound on Wilmington Boulevard.
No arrests have been made. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Harbor area homicide Officers Rivas or Yoon at (310) 726-7882 or (310) 726-7880. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477).