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Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Fight Breaks Out at a Party Leaving One Dead and Ten Injured

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help with providing any information about a birthday party that left and one man dead and ten others injured.

On September 25, 2010, around 2:10 a.m. LAPD Hollenbeck Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 1200 block of Los Palos Drive in the Boyle Heights area.  When the officers arrived they discovered a man laying on the ground unresponsive.  There were also others at the location who appeared to be suffering from a multitude of injuries.

Los Angeles City rescue personnel responded and pronounced the unresponsive man dead from multiple gunshot wounds.  Two other people suffering from gunshot wounds were transported to a local hospital.  The officers at the scene were advised that other victims went to the hospital on their own volition prior to their arrival.
LAPD Hollenbeck Homicide detectives’ investigation revealed that a large birthday gathering was held at the house at around 9:00 p.m.  Around 2:10 a.m., the party ended and some of the partygoers assembled in groups and a dispute ensued.  In the midst of the encounter, gunfire and fighting erupted.  Eight victims were shot and three were stabbed.  Among the victims that were shot was 22-year-old Steven Lopez, who was fatally wounded.