Slain Teens Identified; Both in Gang, Police Say

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two teenage boys found shot to death in a Watts garage on the Fourth of July have been identified, police said.

Juan Carlos Rivera, 15, and Danny Ramos, 16, were found by a neighbor who knew they sometimes slept in the garage, said Los Angeles Police Department homicide Det. Stephanie Barr.

The garage was known in the neighborhood as a crash pad for teenagers, she said.

“Both victims were associated with a neighborhood gang,” Barr said. “At this point, we have no new leads.”


Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Barr or Det. Roger Allen at (213) 485-6902.