Shooting Victim Found Dead Outside San Gabriel Valley Strip Club - NBC Southern California

Shooting Victim Found Dead Outside San Gabriel Valley Strip Club

The victim and a cousin were waiting for a ride home outside the club

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    Family Seeks Answers in Shooting Death Outside Strip Club

    Family members received a disturbing call in the victim's final moments. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    A man was shot and killed early Thursday outside a strip club in the San Gabriel Valley.

    Sheriff's deputies responded at 2:20 a.m. to the 13200 block of Valley Boulevard in Bassett and found the victim, who died at the scene, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was found on a sidewalk outside the Bliss Showgirls strip club.

    Investigators said a man got out of a car and fired several rounds.

    Relatives identified the victim as Andrew Gallegos, 31, of El Monte. He was employed by a construction company working on projects at amusement parks, his family said. 

    Man Fatally Shot Outside Strip Club

    [LA] Man Fatally Shot Outside Strip Club
    A man was shot and killed near a strip club in unincorporated Bassett in the San Gabriel Valley. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    He went out with his cousin, who was visiting from the Bay Area, after work Wednesday, family members said. They were shot while waiting for a ride home outside the club in what family members said was likely a case of mistaken identity.

    "Healthy, handsome, hard-working boy," said aunt Silvia Hernandez. "No reason for him to have lost his life." 

    A sister said she missed a call from the cousin early Thursday morning. 

    "The last voice mail I believe he was talking to the police or something (because) they asked him, 'The person didn't say anything to you?' He said, 'No, they just pulled up and started shooting at us,'" Virginia Gallegos said. "That was the last message that I heard."

    A description of the shooter or shooters was not immediately available.

    Anyone with information about this shooting was urged to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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