A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday night after a shooting in the Redondo Beach area left a young man dead and another injured the previous day, according to police.
Erik Martinez was taken into custody in the area of Daisy Avenue and 10th Street in Long Beach about 8 p.m. Friday, the Redondo Beach Police Department said in a news release.
His arrest came after investigators identified Martinez as the suspected gunman in a double shooting that took place about 4 p.m. Thursday in the intersection of Marine and Inglewood avenues, the release stated.
The shooting occurred on the Lawndale border, not far from Lawndale High School. An ARCO gas station less than a block away from the school was cordoned off with crime scene tape, video from the scene showed.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The L.A. County coroner’s office identified him as Mike Sebastian Cortez-Marquez. He was 19 years old, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The second victim, who sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach, was being treated at a hospital and expected to survive, according to police. Authorities have not released that person’s name, age or gender.
The shooting death marked the first homicide in the city this year, the Times reported.
“Very horrifying … It’s something new … for us,” Eduardo Sanchez told KTLA Thursday. “Living in this neighborhood, we don’t see this kind of stuff.”
Martinez was booked at the Redondo Beach jail on felony charges, according to the release. His bail has been set at $3 million, Los Angeles County inmate records showed.
KTLA’s Scott Williams contributed to this story.