Suspect Arrested in Northridge Drive-By Shooting That Killed Man Painting Over Gang Graffiti

Witnesses say a man got out of a car and fired rounds at a group of men in Northridge, killing one and leaving three others injured

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A suspect was arrested Sunday in a drive-by shooting that killed a man who was part of a group painting over gang graffiti in Northridge.

Jamal Jackson, 24, was arrested by authorities in Ontario, where they found a white Toyota Camry sought in connection with the Saturday afternoon shooting near Vanalden Avenue and Parthenia Street. Personnel from the Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Unit and the LAPD/FBI Fugitive and U.S. Marshals Task Force were part of the investigation that led to his arrest.

The shooter drove up to a group of men, got out of the car with a handgun and opened fire, witnesses said. A victim identified by the coroner's office as a 39-year-old man later died at a hospital.

A man in his 40s was hospitalized in critical condition. Two other victims, a man in his 30s and another in his 40s, also were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Security camera video showed people scrambling for cover at a strip mall. A witness told NBCLA he heard 18 gunshots.

The shooter left the scene in a white Camry. Investigators said security camera video showed Jackson getting out of the car near the victims, who were painting over gang graffiti on the wall of a building near Van Alden Avenue north of Parthenia Street.

One of the men stumbled into a nearby ice cream shop for help.


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Police did not immediately identify a motive for the attack.

It was not immediately clear whether Jackson has an attorney. Details about when he will be arraigned were not immediately available.

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