Two brothers arrested in connection with 405 Freeway shooting in Van Nuys
The man killed in a shooting that left another man critically injured in a busy intersection near the 405 Freeway, was identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office as Antonio Dominguez, 35.
A family member told CBS Los Angeles that Dominguez was an aspiring musician who was studying abroad in London. His mother says Dominguez’s father is a music teacher in Mexico.
The second victim was identified by CBS Los Angeles as Jonathan Taveras. The 27-year-old was in critical condition in a local hospital.
Both men were fatally shot near the intersection of Highland Park Boulevard and the 405 Freeway.
The incident was reported at 7:46 p.m. Thursday.
The gunman, wearing a dark-colored hoodie and baseball cap, approached the two men and pointed a gun at them, according to witnesses.
He then fired several rounds in the direction of one of the men, who was hit in the abdomen. As he fell to the ground, he was hit with a second round of gunfire, police said.
A man, who asked that his name not be used, told CBS Los Angeles he was driving past the intersection when he saw a man on the ground. He said the person was moving, and that the gunman yelled at him to stop.
As he pulled over, the gunman walked up to the man, pointed the gun at him and opened fire, the man said.
The victim tried to run but stopped when he realized he was in danger.
Another witness, David Taveras, told CBS Los Angeles that he was walking by the scene shortly after the shootings.
“I heard a shot, a couple more, and then a second shot,” Taveras said. “I was hit pretty bad in the head.