WINNETKA (CBSLA.com) — Two killers are on the loose in the Southland Saturday evening.
The LAPD’s Homicide Detective Bureau is asking the public to help them find the suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man in Winnetka Saturday.
Around 1:08 p.m. Topanga patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 20300 block of Cantara Street. When officers arrived they found the victim — a white male resident of Winnetka — inside a residence suffering from a gunshot wound.
A preliminary investigation says unknown suspects were involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, which led to a physical altercation. One of the suspects produced a handgun and fired. The suspects left the location in an unknown direction.
The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
No suspect information is available.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque, at (818) 374-1934.
In an unrelated incident, LA County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching the a suspect in the stabbing death of an adult male in Lynwood.
Authorities said the man was fatally stabbed just before 3:45 p.m. Saturday in the 11100 block of Long Beach Boulevard.
On arrival, deputies arrived at the crime scene — a bus stop — and said the adult male was unresponsive with apparent trauma to his upper body.
The victim was described as a Latino in his 40s. He was declared dead at the scene.
The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.