Delano resident: 'I think he knew he was gonna die'
DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Luis Carrillo, 33, was found suffering from gunshots wounds Friday evening, lying on the sidewalk of the 1100 block of Fremont Street.
Maria Cabrera said she found Carrillo outside her home after hearing a series of gunshots.
"I came outside, and as soon as I seen him on the floor, I called the police ... I started to talk to him. And I told him, 'Everything's gonna be OK.' And that's when he told me, 'I don't want to die here.' And then he said he was scared," recalled Cabrera.
Police said Carrillo was transported to an area hospital, where he later died. Cabrera said she believes the shooting was gang related.
"The cop when they had him down like that, he asked them, 'Was it a Norteo?' and he said, 'Yeah.' And then he asked him, 'Who was it?' And he goes, 'No, no. I don't know nothing right now,'" the woman remembered.
Cabrera said the shooting happening so close to her home, that it has affected her overall sense of security.
"I feel disrespected. Because, you know, it happened right in front of my house," said Cabrera. "My husband wasn't even here two minutes. He had barely parked the car. It's so sad."
Cabrera said she doesn't know Carrillo, but she is a mother and has put herself in his mom's shoes.
"They just kill each other and the ones that suffer are the parents, their brothers, their sisters, their family. I put myself in his mom's place, because I have kids of that age," said Cabrera.
She also has a message to those involved in Carrillo's shooting.
"You guys have to stop killing each other over something so stupid," she said. "Nobody has the right to take somebody's life just like that. life is awesome, especially when you're young like that."
Police have not yet confirmed if the shooting was gang related. They say the investigation is ongoing and Carrillo's family has been notified of his death.