I just don’t have it in me to write about yet another bike death, the third one in the last three days. And the second fatal early morning shooting in two days, following the solo riding death of Mark Leones on Sunday.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the cyclist was shot while riding at the intersection of Harrell Drive and Layman Avenue in Pico Rivera at 1:25 am Tuesday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune identifies the victim as 33-year old Juan Z. Gutierrez of Whittier. According to the Tribune, the motive and suspects are still unknown.
This shooting took place less than 10 miles from the previous night’s shooting in Downey.
Gutierrez is the 9th person to be shot and killed while riding a bike in Southern California this year, and the 8th in Los Angeles County.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
My sympathies to Gutierrez’ family and loved ones.
And please, dear God, don’t let anyone else get killed riding a bike this week. Or at all, ever again.