LAPD: Two arrested in Wilmington shooting of 12-year-old boy KFI AM 640

WILMINGTON (CNS) — Two men were taken into custody Friday in connection with a December shooting in Wilmington that killed a 12-year-old boy and injured two others.

Damian Martinez, 21, and Gabriel Martinez, 19, cousins, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting happened last December. 6 Danny Street and Breen Avenue near Wilmington Park Elementary School, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to police, the suspect approached an SUV and opened fire, attacking the 30-year-old driver, 12-year-old passenger Alexandre Alvarado and a 9-year-old girl on the playground of a nearby school.

After the shooting, the woman in the SUV managed to drive a short distance and stopped on North Eubank Avenue near East Anaheim Street, where authorities found her and the boy, police said.

Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman and girl survived.

Alexander’s mother, Jenny Romero, said the injured woman — her wife — and Alexander had just picked up Romero’s 10-year-old son from school. The young boy was in the SUV at the time of the shooting, but was not injured. Romero said two people “come out of nowhere” and one opened fire on the SUV.

“My wife (saw) his face and she said he actually looked like my son, looked like a kid. So a kid shot a kid,” Romero told NBC4.

The motive for the shooting is unclear, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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