WHITTIER (CBS) — A week after two young friends were gunned down in Watts, one of the families is pleading for help.
Angelica Escalante was one of two victims killed by an assault-type rifle in a driveway in the 10000 block of Grape Street about 10 p.m. on June 20.READ MORE: 'Smallville' Actor Allison Mack Enters Prison In NXIVM Sex Slave Case
Los Angeles police the 19-year-old and a 17-year-old male friend were caught in the crossfire of an ongoing gang feud in the area and were not the intended targets.READ MORE: LA County Sheriff's Employee Killed, Woman Hurt After Vintage Sports Car Careens Into Pole In Temple City
“I think they’re heartless people… the people that did this, you know. And they are still out there,” said Obed Duarte, Escalante’s stepfather. “If anyone has any information, or seen anything or heard anything regarding these double murders, please contact the police.”MORE NEWS: LA Officially Bids To Host Games For 2026 World Cup
Escalante is being remembered as a 19-year-old full of life with big dreams. She was a proud older sister and a mother of an 11-month-old girl.