One Killed in Shooting Outside Ladera Heights House Party

The shooting was reported late Wednesday outside a house party in the neighborhood northeast of LAX.

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A man in his 20s was shot and killed outside a house party late Wednesday in a Ladera Heights neighborhood.

No arrests were reported early Thursday.

Deputies responded to a shots fired call in the  5800 block of Halm Ave., near Slauson Avenue, about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. They found a man in his mid-20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

An investigation determined the victim was attending a party at a home in the area when an argument occurred and he left the house, but was confronted again outside by the suspect and the pair began fighting. At some point, the shooter pulled a gun and shot the victim several times, said to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The victim died at the scene.

Neighbors said the heard about six to eight gunshots. They identified the home as a short-term rental property.

A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.


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Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect street name.

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