EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Monday were investigating the fatal shooting of a patron at an East LA Mexican restaurant.
The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Rincon de Guayabitos in the 6000 block of Whittier Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
Authorities said an argument between the suspect and a customer escalated and led to the shooting.
“The two exchanged words and the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim,” Lt. Dave Coleman said.READ MORE: Grandmother, 4 Children Shot And Killed In Lancaster Home; Father Germarcus David Arrested
The suspect and several other restaurant patrons then fled the restaurant in a dark-colored SUV.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died.MORE NEWS: Container Fees Delayed Another Week With Cargo Movement Improving At Ports Of LA, Long Beach
Anyone with information should contact the LAPD.