NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles police were searching Thursday for the killers of a 20-year-old Encino man who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he stood with friends in the parking lot of a convenience store.
Baudelio Salazar Marquez died about 3:30 a.m. after he was struck in the upper torso by a single shot fired from a passing car outside the 7-Eleven market at Victory Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue in North Hollywood, Detective Mike Coffey said.
Another man standing in the crowd with Marquez, 27-year-old Miguel Velasquez, was struck in the arm by the bullet, Coffey said. Velasquez was treated for the injury at a nearby hospital and released.
Coffey said Marquez and Velasquez had spent the evening with friends at a bar near the corner of Victory and Lankershim Boulevard. He said it was unclear whether the killers--described as two men in a white four-door American car--followed the group from the bar to the convenience store.