1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Montecito Heights Shooting - NBC Southern California

1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Montecito Heights Shooting

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    Man Shot and Killed Outside Liquor Store

    A man was shot and killed and another injured outside a liquor store in Montecito Heights. Gene Kang reports live for Today in LA. (Published Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019)

    A 21-year-old man was killed and a 26-year-old man was wounded on Saturday in an early morning shooting outside a liquor store in the Montecito Heights area.

    The 21-year-old victim was later identified as Victor Cortez Jr., according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

    According to the Los Angeles Police Department, two men walked into a liquor store near the intersection of East Avenue 43 and Griffin Avenue about 1:20 a.m. and as they exited, a vehicle pulled up and a suspect got out of the

    car and began arguing with the victims.

    At some point, the suspect pulled a gun and opened fire on the two men, killing Cortez, police said.

    The second victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

    A detailed description of the suspect or suspect vehicle was not immediately available.

    A motive for the shooting was not disclosed.

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