Body Found in Stranger's Backyard

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    Oliver Adams, 22, was found shot dead in a stranger's back yard in Palmdale. Detectives said he may have been chased and shot at by one or more assailants while he was at a party nearby. Kate Larsen reports from Palmdale for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Published Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013)

    A man was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound Saturday morning in Palmdale, hours after gunfire erupted at a nearby party.

    The victim was identified as Oliver Adams, 22, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Adams was last seen running away when someone fired shots at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    Body Found After Shooting in Palmdale

    [LA] Body Found After Shooting in Palmdale
    Shots rang out at a party, and a man's body was found in a back yard about a block away. Police were investigating the circumstances of the fatal shooting. Kate Larsen reports from Palmdale for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (Published Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013)

    A woman unrelated to the party or the shooting walked out into her backyard about 10 a.m. and discovered the body, police said. Her home was at Hillcrest Drive and Avenue S-4 (map), about a block away from where the party was held.

    A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

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