Crime & Justice

Compton councilman says his brother was killed in shooting

A screenshot from Facebook shows a public post from Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan in which he says his one of his brothers has died after being shot.
A screenshot from Facebook shows a public post from Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan in which he says his one of his brothers has died after being shot.
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A Compton council member says one of his brothers was killed and another wounded in a mid-day shooting outside a family home in East Los Angeles that investigators say was gang-related.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the two men were walking along South La Verne Avenue around noon Monday when a man approached, pulled out a gun and opened fire. One of the victims died at a hospital. The other was treated for a wound to his foot.

Detectives say the gunman jumped the passenger seat of an SUV that sped away.

Councilman Isaac Galvan says in a statement that his 27-year-old brother Larry Galvan died after being shot several times in the chest. The councilman says his brother Dennis was wounded.

 

I want to first of all thank God for all he's done in my life. Unfortunately today my little brothers were both victims...

Posted by Isaac Galvan on Monday, February 22, 2016

 
"The Compton City Council joins with our residents in mourning the loss of Councilmember Isaac Galvan’s brother and in extending our thoughts, prayers and love to his mother, his brother’s children and entire family," said Mayor Aja Brown via a prepared statement. "We also hope for a quick recovery for his injured brother."
 
Brown said the city stands with East L.A. residents in the fight against gun violence.

Officials say the men appeared to be targeted.

This story has been updated.