Teen Slain in Wilmington 2 Days Before Graduation Had Goal of Finishing School, Family and Friends Say

Fabian Nunez is seen in a photo provided to KTLA by a family member.

Fabian Nunez had everything ready for his high school graduation. His uncle had bought him a blue suit along with a shiny pair of black dress shoes to wear with his green cap and gown.

But two days before the 17-year-old was set to receive his diploma from Narbonne High School, he was shot and killed steps away from his Wilmington apartment.

Fabian was raised by a single mother in a rough neighborhood. His main goal was to finish school, a dream he talked about with friends and family.

“He always did his work,” his friend, Javier Delgado, 17, said. “He always tried to show people he was good at school.”

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Ana Leticia Rodriguez, the mother of 17-year-old Fabian Nunez, at a makeshift memorial near where her son was killed early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)