Family mourns son killed in apparent ...

Family mourns son killed in apparent accidental shooting, plead...

There are 65 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jun 3, 2009, titled Family mourns son killed in apparent accidental shooting, plead.... In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Carlos Vela's uncle Nazereth Portillo and grandmother Daisy Portillo mourn the 17-year-old Lawndale teenager, who died Sunday.

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Since: Jan 09

Long Beach, CA

#47 Jun 4, 2009
Sad Story wrote:
FACT: A gun in the home increases the risk of homicide of a household member by 3 times and the risk of suicide by 5 times compared to homes where no gun is present.
Well that is just stupid, as compared to what?

So how much does the presence of a knife in the home increase the chance of a stabbing as opposed to homes with no knives? Prescription Medication?

I want your source...
Spike

Los Angeles, CA

#48 Jun 4, 2009
Guns don't kill people, responsible gun owners who leave their guns out for kids to play with kill people.
Dominique

Bloomington, IL

#50 Jun 4, 2009
Sad times wrote:
<quoted text>
Take it easy honey buns. It's what he wanted so why are you so angry?
You should focus on raising your 15 illegitimate children and not on posting to online message boards.
Maybe someone should shoot you so that there will be one less dumb a s s on this planet. You should really practice your come backs too cause the whole thing about having 15 illegitimate children was lame. By the way, if you're gonna use big words you should learn to spell them first idi0t.
hmmm

Monrovia, CA

#52 Jun 4, 2009
Sad times wrote:
"He was very close to his younger brother and sister, and loved to dress nicely. Portillo said her son aspired to be a fireman - but mainly so he could dress as one in calendar pictures."
Maybe the fire department should sell the family a uniform so they can bury their son in it. Everyone deserves one last wish.
RIP...Carlos Portillo Garcia Escalante Rodrigo Vela
Sounds more like the official obit for Danny Wilcox.
TICK

Long Beach, CA

#53 Jun 4, 2009
Lb woman wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm interested in reading the posts on articles, but I have noticed this i-diot named "Curious" always post the same one sentence "are you legal" on every article. "Curious" you are a dumb a s s, get a life
INTERESTED: Are you fat?
accidental

Van Nuys, CA

#54 Jun 4, 2009
I belibe James Kempski is a cold harder killer, he got a way with alot
he is dating Calos sister and now he kill him.
I don't belive that.
what caine of boy is him. turn your self in
you are a big animal whit no heart
EmV

Calimesa, CA

#55 Jun 4, 2009
First of all for all of you cold hearted people, If you don't have anything nice to say then go do something with your life (if you have one) instead of sitting here making your dumbass remarks. Since you don't seem to care then why are you spending your time here??? This is a very painful and dissapointing situation for the family they don't need to hear from a bunch of lonely losers like you. Now you tell me how the fuck would you feel if this happened to someone in your family??? Devastated right??? So please just stop making fun and stop with the racism because that has nothing to do with this death. I might not be able to kick your ass because youre just saying racist shit online but i would like you to show up on my doorstep bitches =]
I knew Carlos and I know his family, Im shocked, furious, and sad. God will take care of whatever really happened. Carlos is in my prayers and so is his family. He's resting in a better and safer place now, a place where he doesn't have to deal with idiots like the ones leaving comments on here. May he rest in peace. <3
P.S
I don't need stupid people to comment on what I wrote and if you do re-read my comment. Thanx!!
LB Sux

Pasadena, CA

#57 Jun 5, 2009
mexican...i said Bean burrito and they asterisked me...what the hay
LB Sux

Pasadena, CA

#60 Jun 5, 2009
My lifestyle is fine. I am breathing air and I live in Northern Mexico along with you now.
Who_Cares

Long Beach, CA

#61 Jun 5, 2009
I am not surprised that such sad things do happen. But I am surprised that the state of California didn't step on the constitution more and make owning a firearm illegal to all but law enforcement.
Friend of James

Beverly Hills, CA

#62 Jun 5, 2009
James, if you happen to see this, turn yourself in ASAP. Your family is devastated, and your step-father is going crazy in Afghanistan, knowing that he cannot be here for you. Know that we are all praying that you are still alive. Post here, I'll be checking this site every so often. I'm willing to help you.

TC
Dominique

Bloomington, IL

#63 Jun 5, 2009
EmV wrote:
First of all for all of you cold hearted people, If you don't have anything nice to say then go do something with your life (if you have one) instead of sitting here making your **** remarks. Since you don't seem to care then why are you spending your time here??? This is a very painful and dissapointing situation for the family they don't need to hear from a bunch of lonely losers like you. Now you tell me how the **** would you feel if this happened to someone in your family??? Devastated right??? So please just stop making fun and stop with the racism because that has nothing to do with this death. I might not be able to kick your **** because youre just saying racist **** online but i would like you to show up on my doorstep bitches =]
I knew Carlos and I know his family, Im shocked, furious, and sad. God will take care of whatever really happened. Carlos is in my prayers and so is his family. He's resting in a better and safer place now, a place where he doesn't have to deal with idiots like the ones leaving comments on here. May he rest in peace. <3
P.S
I don't need stupid people to comment on what I wrote and if you do re-read my comment. Thanx!!
Nicely said, thank you!
good citizen

United States

#64 Jun 5, 2009
WOW, I am convinced!!! Now that Jerry Springer is off the air....this is where all the white trash can be found lurking around!!
Friend of family

Cerritos, CA

#66 Jun 5, 2009
Our deepest sympathy goes out to both families. Tragady sometimes happens in life, thats when you pray for all involved. We will keep U in our prayers.
Friend of family

Cerritos, CA

#67 Jun 5, 2009
We also pray for those who have no sympathy, yet they comment on things they know nothing about (facts).Wait till tragady happens to u then comment about it. And dont get upset when other people make remarks about u and yours.
random

Long Beach, CA

#68 Jun 5, 2009
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Illegals, after killing someone, usually hightail it back to Mexico. Yes, I'm legal. Proudly so. Thank you for asking.
not just illegals leave the country dum-dum
random

Long Beach, CA

#69 Jun 5, 2009
not just illegals leave the country dum-dum
Abolish welfare

Cerritos, CA

#70 Jun 5, 2009
random wrote:
not just illegals leave the country dum-dum
Huh? This post makes no sense. Spanglish, Ebonics or are you just dumb?
yezzie

Stockton, CA

#71 Jun 6, 2009
R.I.P. Carlos

We miss you.
Im always going to remember you, always making me laugh almost to tears. I cant understand why did this had to happen to you. We was going to go to Fire School together, always making fun of each other, you once told me, "If I see you burning I wont stop it I'll let you burn, why? I'll ask and he will just say cause your so hot" & I'll laugh. I miss my clown my dork in real life. Why did it had to be you.

RIP Carlor
Im going to miss you.
fff

Los Angeles, CA

#73 Jun 7, 2009
dcd

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