By CBSLA Staff

ARCADIA (CBSLA) — The 23-year-old man who was shot and killed at an Arcadia house party last week has been identified by the coroner’s office as Gustavo Lopez.

Lopez was gunned down in the 2800 block of Carolina Way on the night of August 31.

About 25 people were gathered for a party at a home, which was rented out.

Arcadia police said there were shots fired around 8:49 p.m. and Lopez was found on the patio of the home with two gunshots wounds.

(Courtesy: Family Photo/GoFundMe)

He was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery but died from his injuries hours later.

The exact motive for the shooting remains unclear but Arcadia police said it appeared there was some type of argument that night.

A GoFundMe for Lopez says he was “trying to stop a fight” between other people and then after noticing assailants were armed, he started to run away and was fatally shot.

According to family, Lopez leaves behind a wife, an 18-month-old son and other loved ones.

A 23-year-old was taken into custody after the incident on separate charges, but a shooting suspect has not yet been taken into custody.

The GoFundMe for Lopez has raised more than $8,500 so far.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

Comments (3)
  1. AngleaSJackson says:

    I get paid over $98 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I just got paid $ 8460 in my previous month It Sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it……………………Read More

  2. Joe says:

    and what did we learn here? How about don’t go to any house parties during a pandemic especially when it’s an illegal Air BnB party. Got it?

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