Man fatally shot outside restaurant

DOWNEY - Downey Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in a brazen attack outside a popular Downey resident Sunday night.The victim, publicly identified only as a man in his 20's, was shot several times at about 8:30 p.m. outside Gloria's Mexican restaurant near Florence Avenue and Old River School Road. Downey paramedics transported the victim to the trauma unit at St. Francis Medical Center where he died. A woman who says she lives "down the street" from Gloria's tweeted that she heard "what I thought were 3 fireworks go off around 8:40." The suspect fled in a white four-door sedan before police arrived. He was described as a male Hispanic with a dark complexion wearing a hooded red sweatshirt. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call detectives Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2361 or Paul Hernandez at (562) 904-2368. Tips can be left anonymously by calling (800) 222-8477 or online at

********** Published: January 24, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 41