Five Slain in Shooting Incidents; One Assault Called ‘Motiveless’

From Times Wire Services

Two men were shot to death and a passing motorist was fired on in Inglewood in what one detective said appeared to to be a “motiveless crime"--one of several violent episodes Friday night and Saturday in Los Angeles County.

The shootings began at about 7 p.m. Friday outside an apartment building in the 10000 block of Firmona Ave. Police said Terry Goring, 33, was getting out of his car when the suspect, a resident of the apartments, walked up to him and fired several rounds from a shotgun. Goring died at the scene.

Raymond Rodriguez, 37, a neighbor of the suspect, apparently heard the shots and came out to investigate. The gunman opened fire at close range, killing Rodriguez, police said.

The gunman also fired a shotgun blast at a motorist who witnessed part of the incident. He was not hurt. The suspect fled in Goring’s car, but officers found it abandoned about two blocks away with a shotgun inside. Officers caught the suspect about an hour later. He was identified by police as Ahmad Grigsby, 27.


“As it stands now, it’s just a total motiveless crime,” Detective Russ Inyeart said.

In other violent incidents:

- In downtown Los Angeles, a suspected drunk driver was critically wounded after he fired shots at a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer who had pulled him over late Friday. Officer Nolan Carroll, 47, was not injured. Castellano Reyes, 34, was in critical but stable condition.

- In Van Nuys, a carload of suspected gang members opened fire on a car carrying four people stopped at a traffic light at about 12:30 a.m., killing a 16-year-old passenger and wounding two others. Names were not released.


- In South Los Angeles, Lionel Durio, 20, was fatally wounded about midnight at a service station when two men confronted him as he was pumping gasoline into his car. The suspects remained at large.

- In Compton, a man was shot and killed while riding a bicycle Friday night. His identity was not immediately released.