Man Accused of Gunning Down Teen Girl at Motel

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.

Lopez was arrested on suspicion of murdering Martinez, police said. He was being held on $1 million bail.

A motive was unclear.

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