Family ID's Mother, Son Fatally Shot While Sitting in Car in Carson | NBC Southern California

Family ID's Mother, Son Fatally Shot While Sitting in Car in Carson

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    A mother and son were tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Carson Sunday. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (Published Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016)

    The hunt was on for a shooter Sunday after a mother and her adult son were shot and killed while sitting in their car in Carson, officials said.

    "Jordan was still breathing when I came out. I held on to him," Jose Love, father of one of the victims, said.

    The shooting was reported just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 19500 block of Tillman Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Mike Barraza said in a press release.

    Family identified the victims as Michelle Love and her son, Jordan Love, a music producer who also goes by the name Jorgiano. 

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    Detectives said a man and two women were sitting in a car parked in front of the location when a dark-colored sedan driving north on Tillman Avenue approached the vehicle, Barraza said. The unknown suspect fired numerous shots at the occupied vehicle and fled the scene.

    Jordan Love's father, Jose Love, said he ran outside to find his son lying in his driveway and his ex-wife shot to death with her hands still on the steering wheel.

    The two were pronounced dead at scene, officials said. A third female adult victim, identified by family as Jordan Love's grandmother, was uninjured.

    The family had lived in the community for more than 20 years and their home was a music studio, according to neighbors.

    Many on the block where Love lives said he was a father. His success as a music producer led to him touring in Japan.

    "I will not let Jordan just be a statistic: another forgotten young black man, wasted. Literally in the streets," Love's father said. "I will do everything I can to make sure he does not get remembered that way."

    There was no immediate suspect description, officials said.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.