1 Slain, 1 Injured in Glassell Park Shooting

One man was killed and another injured Sunday morning during a heated argument among a group of men gathered at a mobile food vending truck, police said.

Carlos Lopez, 20, of Highland Park was killed by a single shot in the chest about 2 a.m. while buying food at the truck parked at 2811 Figueroa St. in Glassell Park, Los Angeles Police Detective Loren Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman said Lopez and Jeffrey Morgan, 25, also of Highland Park, were not involved in the argument that led to the shooting.

Morgan told Zimmerman that a group of men were arguing over which area of Mexico was the best and that Lopez became involved when one of the men asked what he was looking at.


“Lopez said he was free to look at whatever he wanted,” Zimmerman said. “At that point, one of the men pulled out a handgun and started shooting.”

The two men were taken to County-USC Medical Center by friends, Zimmerman said. Lopez died before arriving at the hospital. Morgan was treated for gunshot wounds in the shoulder and leg and released.

No arrests have been made. Zimmerman said the shooting was not gang-related.