Skip to Content
Serving Los Angeles County and the Greater Southern California Area
Se Habla Español
(310) 361-3068

Teen Killed in San Pedro


At about 2 a.m. today, police and firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block of W. Sepulveda Street in San Pedro on reports of a car crashing into a home. The victim was identified as 17-year-old Kayla Yolanda Huerta.

Police and firefighters found her inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics attempted to save her, but Huerta was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Huerta was inside the vehicle when she was shot, and her vehicle subsequently rolled forward hitting a cement wall along Sepulveda street. According to Officer Rosario Herrera of the department’s Media Relations Division, the suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male.

Clarissa Hernando, the victim’s cousin, has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to cover funeral costs and possibly a trust for her 3-year-old daughter. Hernando stated on the GoFundMe page, “She is a beautiful young girl who was trying to finish high school and had plans to start a trade school so she can support her daughter.”

Huerta’s slaying is the third homicide in San Pedro within the last seven days. Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles Department’s Harbor Division are seeking anyone with information regarding the homicide; they can be reached at (310) 361-3068.

Have you been charged with a crime? We will help you fight back! Call Ernenwein now at (310) 361-3068 for a FREE Consultation.

Our Criminal Defense and DUI law firm delivers powerful, compassionate defense backed by 40+ years of getting acquittals, dismissals, and reductions in charges for our clients.

Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP is one of the most experienced and highly reputable criminal defense law firms in Southern California. We vigorously defend our clients and put our vast experience and powerful credentials to work.

We Will Fight For You.

Share To: