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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