A 22-year-old man faces murder charges in the killing of a teenage girl at a San Fernando Valley motel, police said Wednesday.
Louie Lopez was arrested after police officers, responding to a call of a shooting at the motel on Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City, discovered 17-year-old Wendy Martinez shot to death, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release.
Investigators said Martinez was visiting Lopez at the motel when she was gunned down. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
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Lopez was arrested on suspicion of murdering Martinez, police said. He was being held on $1 million bail.
A motive was unclear.