1 dead, 1 injured in Valinda party shooting

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials were investigating a shooting at a party that left one man dead and another injured in Valinda early Saturday.

The incident happened in the 400 block of Shipman Avenue in unincorporated East Valinda at about 2:48 a.m.

Detectives said as the party ended and the guests dispersed, the victims were leaving the location but were confronted by an unknown suspect.

The suspect then pulled out a gun and opened fire, fatally striking one victim in the upper torso.

The second victim was struck in the upper and lower torso and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Immediately following the shooting, a white SUV was seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed going westbound on Northam Avenue.

No further information was available, and the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. To provide information anonymously, call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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