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Whittier house party shoots in same block where MP killed man


An LA County Sheriff’s Deputy shot a man last week in the same Whittier block where three people were seriously injured in a shooting at a Halloween party on Friday, authorities said on Sunday.

The Halloween party shooting took place on the street outside a house in the unincorporated 1000 block of Obregon Street near Eduardo Avenue and sparked a chaotic scene that spilled over into “a vigil unbound in a nearby residence for a deceased person, ”the LA County Sheriff said. Sgt. Carlos Sanchez said.

Five days earlier, a deputy shot a man near the intersection of Obregon Street and Eduardo Avenue, said Juanita Navarro-Suarez, LA County Sheriff’s Assistant. She refused to identify the man who was killed.

It was not clear Sunday night whether the incidents were related.

MPs said they were on patrol on October 10 when they started talking to a man walking in the middle of the street, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

During the conversation, the man drew a gun and at least one deputy shot him, officials said. The deputies were still seated in their patrol car at the time of the shooting. The man died at the scene, Navarro-Suarez said.

In the case of the Halloween house party, MPs were called to Whittier’s home with a report of a brawl. They arrived to find that “a suspect had pulled out a handgun and shot into a crowd, possibly guys he was fighting with,” Sanchez said.

The victims, aged 15 to 19, were in critical but stable condition in a hospital, Sanchez said.

A suspect, who remains unidentified, fled on foot after the shooting and was not captured on Saturday afternoon, he said. A sheriff’s department official could not be reached on Sunday evening for an update on the suspect’s hunt.

Anyone with information about the house party shooting is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Office at (323) 890-5500.



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