[symple_googlemap title=”West Covina party shooting” location=”400 block of Shipman Avenue, West Covina, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

One person was shot dead and another was critically wounded as they were leaving a party Saturday in unincorporated East Valinda, near West Covina.

As the party ended in the 400 block of Shipman Avenue and guests dispersed about 2:48 a.m., the victims were confronted by an unknown suspect, according to Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the LA Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The suspect pulled out a handgun, fired some shots and struck one victim in the upper torso, who died at the scene. The second shooting victim, struck in the upper and lower torso, was transported in critical condition to an area hospital, Saldana said.

Immediately after the shooting, a white SUV was seen speeding away westbound on Northam Avenue and out of view, she said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500.

—City News Service

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