Cesar Rogriguez, 19, was gunned down in front of a home early Sunday in the 11800 block of Painter Avenue as he was leaving a party, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Larry Villegas, 24, was also killed in the hail of bullets outside the party, authorities said.
Rodriguez was a respected member of the station’s Explorer Post and had been a member of the unit’s honor guard, the station’s captain said.
“It was Cesar’s lifelong dream to become a deputy sheriff,” said Capt. Patrick Maxwell, commander of the Norwalk station.
Four attackers in a gray Scion fled northbound on Painter after the driver fired multiple rounds from a handgun, authorities said.
Since January 2007, at least eight homicides have been reported within two miles of the area where Rodriguez was slain, according to a Times Homicide Report database.
Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5516.