Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a male Hispanic adult. The incident occurred on Wednesday February 27, 2019, at approximately 8:40 p.m., on the 39400 block of 167th Street East, Lake Los Angeles.
Detectives have learned that Deputies from Lancaster Station responded to the above location regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, gunshot victim call. Upon their arrival, they located a male Hispanic adult suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the investigation it was discovered that two neighbors were inside the residence having a verbal argument, at which time, gun shots were heard. A male Hispanic adult was seen leaving the location on foot and out of view. That person has not been identified at this time, and is considered a person of interest. The murder weapon was not recovered.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Courtesy of LASD