The Los Angeles Police Department have just stated that a 19-year-old U.S. Marine who was shot in the head while on weekend leave likely won’t survive the injuries he received.
Officials say Carlos Segovia was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of his car in South Los Angeles on Friday night.
Officer Norma Eisenman said on Monday that a vehicle pulled up beside Segovia’s car, and at least one person opened fire. Segovia was struck once in the head, and Capt. Peter Whittingham says Segovia has little to no brain function.
A family friend, Claudia Perez, told the Los Angeles Times that Segovia was on leave from Camp Pendleton near San Diego and was visiting family and friends.
“He was here this weekend to help clean up streets or do whatever they were going to do,” a family friend told KTLA-TV.
Police say Segovia wasn’t in uniform, but instead wearing plain clothes when he was shot. Unfortunately no suspects have been identified, and investigators don’t have a motive for the shooting.
A KTLA-TV report on the shooting can be seen below:
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