No arrests have been made in Thursday night's killing of two teenagers in Willowbrook who were shot in an SUV before it slammed into a parked car.
The crime scene cleared Friday but mourners converged at the scene with powerful emotions and tributes.
Gidget Thompson, a longtime Willowbrook resident, said she was startled by what turned out to be gunshots. Then an SUV crashed in her driveway with shooting victims Jamil Hill and Milyon Colquitt inside.
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"Every time I turn out my house lights at night, I hear firecrackers. I said there they go with firecrackers again," she said. "When I walked around the car I saw the young boy's head, leaning to the side. I didn't even see the second guy in the car."
Family members say 17-year-old Hill and 16-year-old Colquitt were cousins and high school student-athletes, hanging out Thursday night with friends.
"He didn't deserve none of this," said Casha Closure, the aunt of Colquitt.
LA Sheriff's officials believe someone walked up to the SUV and fired, leaving three passengers unhurt.
Investigators have no information about the shooters or their motives.
"I thought LA County was getting better than this," Harold Smith, Thompson's friend says. "Sixteen, seventeen years old? Getting killed in this kind of violence? They can't even vote!"
Thompson says insurance will repair her house and replace her parked car, which was totaled in the impact.
But nothing will heal her sorrow over the senseless murders of two children she didn't even know.
"It's disturbing," she said. "Somebody's children died here in my driveway."
Tributes to Hill and Colquitt continue to grow near the driveway where loved ones plan a memorial Saturday afternoon.
"You can take something from somebody," Smith said. "An item, whatever. You can give it back. But a life, you can't give back."