Juliana Barrios, a 24-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 25 in the 700 block of East 87th Street in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:50 p.m., Barrios and a group of people were standing outside a home where a holiday party was taking place when three Latinos in a light-colored truck drove by and a person inside fired multiple rounds at the group, LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera said.
Barrios, of Pomona, was struck and driven to Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center for treatment.
Barrios was pronounced dead in the parking lot at 5:16 p.m. after the medical center, which does not serve trauma patients, could not provide treatment, said Ed Winter, a spokesman with the coroner’s office.
The area where Barrios was shot is frequented by gang members, said LAPD Lt. Jeff Nolte with the Criminal Gang Homicide Division. Barrios could have been mistaken for someone else, Nolte said.