PACOIMA (CBS) — Police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday at the end of a birthday party in Pacoima.

Police were called to the 11500 block of Fellows Avenue at about 3 a.m. and found Francisco Leon Jr. lying on the ground, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph said.

Leon was pronounced dead at the scene.

The party was nearing its end when a young man approached him and asked for his gang affiliation, Joseph said.

“The man then pulled out a gun, shot Leon and left the scene,” Joseph said. “Leon had no known or apparent gang ties and the motive for the shooting is unknown.”

Anyone with information on the shooting can contact Foothill Homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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Comments (11)
  1. Noel D says:

    Just like living in Mexico,this what we have to look forward too

  2. Random Joe says:

    this is such bs!!! why do we have to deal with this. send this dam immigrants back to their country and they can kill and wound their relatives as much as they want. we dont need this garbadge here, its one thing to help people but these arent people they take everything for granted and kill innocent people. Our laws should also be stronger, let them hang the criminal in the corner of the street for everyone to see then cut his toes and put salt on it let me see if someone else dares to do something like that.

    1. michell says:

      your comment is so Cold hearted. how can you act like you are different than them? u seem like death is the Answer… Who are you to decide if they should die? No one has the Right to play God.

  3. FLF says:

    Just a preliminary scene of things to come for Ca Ca land! Over run with imported crime and poverty via illegals from Mexico PURE and SIMPLE! It is a crippled culture of physical and emotional revenge and machismo! Totally dysfunctional and it never will be fixed. Deport them all NOW before we go down the drain!

    1. McLovin S says:

      I will help you pack your bags Señor

  4. Nothing good ever happens at parties at 3am.

  5. GINO says:

    Gangmembers are heartless, cruel, cold blooded killers who don’t deserve anything, but a swift kick to the head!

  6. leroybrown says:

    Do a mop up job that the CIA does in other countries and make them extinct.

  7. Arnie says:

    Wow, as a born and raised New Yorker I’m surprised that the posts I read had so much hatred and racist undertones.Really, to refer to Hispanics or anyone as ‘them’, ‘they’ or ‘those people’ doesn’t make sense. Is everyone of you who posted something along these lines just so ignorant that you can’t see what the real problem is? Honestly? Considering the deficit both financially and in terms of the birth rate in America- can’t you see how important immigration is to us as a Country? or do you just believe whatever the TV tells you because you never learned to think for yourself?
    Religiously speaking those of you w/ hateful comments are so lost in your ways that you clearly have no faith nor can you then have salvation.
    Economically speaking we need immigrants (even illegals), point blank! To dispute it is pointless, get your facts in order!!
    Also, someone died! Post your ignorant rants somewhere else and show respect for HUMAN LIFE!
    You’d think of all places that Cali would have more open-mindedness, but then again I myself won’t be so naive as to think you represent anything more than the ‘bad appple percentage’ of the population
    Anyways, Im done here.

    1. Arthur gonzalez says:

      I agree with Arnie. Seems like there is plenty of ignorance going around.

  8. crystal says:

    R.I.P KIKO
    WELL MISS U<3