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UPDATE: One killed, Five wounded in New Years Eve Shooting on Alburtis Avenue in East Lakewood

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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By Brian Hews

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a man in the 20700 block of Alburtis Avenue in Lakewood on New Years Eve.

In a statement released to members of the media on Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff officials pointed out that “it appears that a small gathering of family and friends were standing in the driveway of a home in the 20700 block of Alburtis Avenue in Lakewood on New Year’s Eve when just before 11:20 p.m. a man walked up to the group.”

“Words were exchanged and an argument ensued when gunfire suddenly erupted. A 36-year-old man attending the gathering was struck in the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” Sergeant Diane Hecht told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in a statement.

Five additional victims, a woman and four men, who were also in the driveway suffered minor, non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The suspect is described only as a male Hispanic adult and he fled the location on foot, Hecht told LCCN.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will continue to update this situation throughout the next several hours.



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