Contributions continue to be accepted to defray the funeral costs for an 18-year-old man who was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Pacoima.
Through Wednesday, Feb. 20, More than 30 people had made donations to a GoFundMe account set up for Michael Kelly, of Sylmar.
Police investigators said Kelly was outside of a restaurant near the intersection of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards at approximately 8 p.m. at the time of the shooting on Feb. 15.
Before there was gunfire, a suspect’s vehicle had pulled alongside Kelly and another man, and someone inside made a comment, police said.
“The comment was ‘do you bang?,’” LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling said. “That’s vernacular for are you a gang member?”
Kelly died at the scene and the second victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of non life-threatening gunshot wounds Madison said.
The only description of the shooter’s vehicle was that it was black with tinted windows, Madison said.
The investigation into the shooting continues, police said.
Those wishing to donate can visit the website at https://www.gofundme.com/rip-michael-kelly.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the LAPD’s Foothill Division at (818) 756-8861. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.