A man was arrested Friday in connection with the slayings of three men, who were shot in front of a large crowd of people outside a hookah lounge in San Bernardino early Friday.
Between 60 to 100 people were standing in a parking lot near the 1900 block of South Diners Court about 4:20 a.m. when police found Kavin Johnson, 20, dead.
Travon Stokes was arrested on suspicion of killing Johnson and his two cousins.
David Lawler, 21, and Terry Freeman, 20, brothers, were also shot and later died in the hospital.
"He was a mama’s boy," said Johnson’s mother, Cynthia.
Officials did not know the motive for the shooting but said that one of the victims was a known gang member.
Before to the shooting, a verbal exchange was made between the victims and the alleged gunman where gang affiliation was acknowledged, according to the statement released by the San Bernardino Police Department.
A witness who did not want not want to be identified said he heard the sound of eight gunshots.
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Family members were devastated by the losses and wanted the shooter or shooters to "do the right thing," and turn themselves in.
"You will be caught, it’s just a matter of time," family member Randy Reddic said.
"They need to be put to death," another family member said.
Officials described a man in his 30s seen fleeing the scene in a burgundy sedan.
San Bernardino police are asking anyone with information to call 909-384 5742.
NBC4's Tony Shin contributed to this report.