LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three gang members tried to ambush a suspected rival but ended up killing one of their own, police said.
The incident occurred Wednesday evening when Carlos Cortez, 18, Marcus King, 16, and a 16-year-old boy saw a light colored SUV they thought belonged to a rival gang, Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said. Cortez placed himself on the opposite side of the street from the other two and fired several shots at the vehicle when it passed by a second time, he said.
Cortez's shots struck King in the stomach and he died later that night at a local hospital, Vernon said.
Definately a nominee for a Darwin Award.