A sidewalk shrine of candles and flowers and fliers announcing a car wash fundraiser have popped in Silver Lake near the site where 28-year-old Manuel Santizo was killed Sunday night. Santizo was riding a bike near Hoover Street and Del Mar Avenue when a car struck him, knocking Santizo to the ground. The occupants of the car then opened fire on Santizo, who was pronounced dead at a hospital in what police believe was a gang-related killing. The car wash benefit for Santizo’s family will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.at 1185 Myra Avenue near Effie Street. “They are a nice family and need some help for sure,” said a neighbor.
Photos by Carmelo Valone