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Saturday, September 29, 2007

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Gunman Shoots Two People Outside a Party

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is looking for a gunman who critically injured a man and fatally shot 21-year-old, Scotty Villalobos.

The shooting happened on September 29, 2007, around 1:30 a.m., at Prince Hall located on 9027 South Figueroa Street.

According to investigators, Villalobos and a group of friends were attending a party when several gang members walked up to them and attempted to assault them. A security guard intervened and ordered both groups to leave the premises.

While Villalobos and his entourage were walking towards their car, a gunman emerged from the gang, pulled out a handgun and opened fired. The suspect left in an unidentified vehicle, police said.

Villalobos and a second victim were struck by the gunfire and taken to local hospitals. Villalobos died a short time later and the second victim remains in critical condition.

The suspects are described as Latino men.

The motive is undetermined and investigators have few leads and no witnesses.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Operations-South Bureau Homicide Detectives Mark Castillo or Jason Delacova at 213-485-1383. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).