LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Three Hispanic gang members have been charged with killing a black bowling alley worker in what Los Angeles police say was a racially motivated shooting.
James Shamp, 48, was shot in the head as he put out the trash at the Canoga Bowl in Canoga Park, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police said a carload of young men stopped outside the bowling alley and one shot Shamp in the chest.
"Most shootings we have can be related to narcotics and gang related," LAPD Detective David Peteque told the newspaper Friday. "But this was a family man -- he was a father of two, a good husband. He was at work doing his job and he was basically gunned down."
Richard Bordelon, 21, and Martin Sotelo, 23, reputed members of the Canoga Park Alabama Gang, have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit a crime because of race, 15, has been charged as a juvenile.
Peteque said police could not release details yet on what led investigators to the suspects.