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Man fatally shot in Westlake Village

March 21, 2010 | 11:08 am

A man was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a party in Westlake Village, authorities said.

The victim was attending a party in the 31000 block of Kentfield Court when he got into a fight with the suspect, Lt. Liam Gallagher of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The suspect left the location and returned with a handgun about 11:15 p.m., shooting the victim in the upper torso, Gallagher said. The suspect was detained by partygoers and is in custody. 

[Updated 3:05 p.m.: This incident marks the first reported homicide in Westlake Village since The Times' began tracking all homicides in Los Angeles County on the Homicide Report in January 2007.] 

-- Corina Knoll