Camp Pendleton Marine shot in Los Angeles dies

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) — A 19-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine shot in South Los Angeles over the weekend died Tuesday.

The Marine, Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia-Lopez, was found about 11:35 p.m. Friday slumped over the steering wheel of a Dodge Charger in the 2100 block of 31st Street and covered in blood, according to police and witnesses.

Segovia Lopez was on life support Monday at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles but police said he was unlikely to survive.

Hospital staffers notified the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Tuesday of his death, an investigator for the office told City News Service.

Segovia-Lopez was visiting friends and family in Los Angeles for the weekend after leaving the military base Friday, Claudia Perez, a family friend, told the Los Angeles Times.

Perez said Segovia-Lopez visited his girlfriend Friday and was about to drive to Perez’ home, where he usually stays, when he was struck by gunfire. Police notified the U.S. Marine Corps, which in turn notified Segovia’s family about the shooting.

"He’s a loving boy,” his mother, Sandra Lopez, told NBC4 outside the hospital. "Really I don’t understand this person who, who shot him. … The only way that we can stop crime, is that we need to speak up.”

Police say the victim had no gang connections, and it was not clear why he was shot. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD.

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