WESTLAKE (CBSLA.com) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they try and identify one or more suspects in the shooting death of a 24-year-old salesman in Westlake earlier this month.
According to Los Angeles police, on June 9 at 8:40 p.m., Fredy Mejia was standing on a sidewalk in the 400 block of Coronado Street when at least one suspect walked up and opened fire on him.
Mejia died at the scene.
There was no description or surveillance photos of the suspect or suspects, who fled in an unknown direction.
Mejia worked as a salesman in the Fashion District and had no gang affiliations, police said. Investigators did not confirm a motive in the shooting.
Fredy’s brothers say he was very health conscious, and spent a lot of time at a Golds Gym at 7th and Figueroa downtown. The day he died, fredy worked out here in the afternoon went home, took a shower, and as he walked out the door his 3-year old niece Allison said ‘bye Fredy. He said goodbye and closed the door. That was the last moment he was seen alive.
His family says he was working hard to support his mother in El Salvador, and help to pay for his younger brothers’ and sisters’ college education.
Nobody knows why Fredy came to a neighborhood five miles away from his home, a neighborhood which police say is plagued by gangs.
Anyone with information on the murder should call police at 213-484-3642, 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.