Police cruisers at scene of shootinig
Police cruisers at the scene of the fatal shooting in Century City. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A manhunt was underway Tuesday for an assailant who shot and fatally wounded a 28-year-old man outside a restaurant at the Westfield Century City mall.

Officers responded to the shopping center, located in the 10200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, about 10:25 p.m. Monday and found the victim suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to police, who said the preliminary investigation determined he was shot several times by another man during an argument.

According to multiple reports from the scene, the men began arguing inside Javier’s, a busy restaurant/bar, and went outside, where the unidentified assailant pulled out a gun and fired three shots.

A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately released by police, who were diverting traffic from the area Tuesday morning while continuing their investigation.

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