2 More Teens Are Shot at Home by Attacker Outside
In the third attack on teen-agers at home over the weekend, two 16-year-old boys were shot through a bedroom window in Torrance on Saturday night, police said.
“This was not a drive-by,” said Torrance Police Lt. Wally Murker.
In the 16900 block of Eastwood Avenue--"a typical suburban neighborhood, typical Torrance, if you will,” Murker said--someone crept up about 10:45 p.m. to the room where three teen-age boys had gathered and fired.
One boy was wounded in the upper thigh and another in the neck, Murker said. The third was uninjured.
Both victims remain hospitalized at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Murker said. The boy with the neck injury was in critical condition Sunday; the other in stable condition, he said.
Two 13-year-olds were killed in separate incidents earlier in the weekend. Adrian Ferrusca of Claremont was shot as he slept on a sofa in his grandmother’s house in Pomona. Police said Ferrusca was not a gang member but called the house a “known gang location.” Tanya Cadle was shot through her family’s Crenshaw district living room window in an apparent drive-by shooting.