Duarte man killed in possible gang-related shooting

By Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A memorial pictured on Sunday, March 19, 2017, marks the site at Camino Real Street and Flagstone Avenue in Duarte where 20-year-old Ray “Frankie” Chinchilla of Duarte was gunned down late Saturday, March 18, 2017. Photo by Brian Day

A young father died following a suspected gang-related shooting in an unincorporated county area between Duarte and Monrovia late Saturday, authorities said.

Ray Chinchilla, 20, of Duarte died in the shooting, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Rudy Molano said. But friends gathered at the scene of the shooting on Sunday said they knew him as Frankie.

The fatal attack took place just after 9 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the 400 block of East Camino Real Street, just east of California Avenue, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.

Officers responded to a report that a person had been shot when they encountered the victim, who had been shot in the “upper torso,” Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a written statement.

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