Boy identified as victim in deadly shooting outside Cudahy school; 1 other injured

profile photo
By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

CUDAHY, Calif. (KABC) — An investigation is underway after a boy was killed and another was injured in a shooting next to a school in Cudahy overnight.

The shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Monday on Live Oak Street, right outside the Ellen Ochoa Learning Center.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the boy who died at the scene was only described as a juvenile male. However, several people who did not wish to go on camera told Eyewitness News he was 14 years old. That has not yet been confirmed.

A second person, also a juvenile, was also found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

There were two other shootings overnight in Bell and the nearby community of Florence. Detectives say all three shootings are in the early stages of the investigation and there is no indication that they are connected. But they aren’t ruling out the possibility.

Authorities also stressed that there is no connection between the Cudahy shooting and the school. Still, some parents expressed frustration Monday morning because they say they weren’t notified about the deadly incident.

“I wasn’t even aware. I was coming to the front and parents were like ‘there’s a dead body, go that side’… I’m like what?,” said parent Carla Lopez. “We didn’t get a message, a phone call until like 8 in the morning.”

The school remained open Monday, but students were directed to enter the campus through Wilcox or Crafton avenues.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined and authorities have not released a description of any suspects.

author photo
About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.