Man Killed In Van Nuys Double Shooting

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — One man was killed and another was wounded in a double shooting outside a Van Nuys bar, police said Monday.

Gunfire erupted at a strip mall on Victory Boulevard near Sepulveda Boulevard at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said. The shooting was believed to have happened outside a bar.

Police officers who were in the area heard the gunfire, and found the two men within minutes.

One man with a non-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen was immediately taken to a hospital, but the second was found on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

He was later declared dead. He was later identified as 33-year-old Julio Rodriguez.

The survivor was treated at a hospital and released.

Police say they are talking to witnesses inside the bar, but it’s not clear if there was an altercation and where it may have started.

The gunman was described as a Hispanic man about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9 with a muscular build, wearing a white or gray tank top.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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