A man has been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting in Venice Beach that left a man dead and two others injured, police said.
The shooting was reported just after 2 a.m. in the 300 block of Ocean Front Walk on the Venice boardwalk, LAPD officials said.
A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene by LAFD paramedics and another in his 40s was shot in the leg and treated at a hospital, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. A man who owns hotel near where the shooting took place suffered a head injury.
Friends identified the victim as Shakespeare. He was described as a peaceful person who helped others.
“He's just one of those guys who would do anything for you,” Levi Gifaglione said.
On Sunday night, police said a man had been arrested, but offered no further details.
Police said an altercation broke out on the boardwalk before shots were fired.
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Witnesses said the fight took place in front of the Cadillac Hotel.
The shooter was last seen getting into a dark SUV and driving southbound, Montgomery said.
The shooting was under investigation. Detectives were speaking with witnesses, who offered conflicting reports about what led up to the shooting.