Man Riding His Bike is Shot and Killed

May 2, 2003

Los Angeles: On May 1, 2003, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the victim, Candelario Ruiz Torres a male Hispanic, 30-years of age, was riding his bike in front of 106 West 2nd Street in San Pedro. At this time unknown suspects fired numerous rounds striking Torres in the upper torso.
Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics transported Torres to Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he died from his wounds.
Currently, no motive has been established.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Harbor Homicide Detectives Vander Horck or Ornelas at 310-548-2835 or 310-548-7603. During off-hours or weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.