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North Hills shooting leaves one dead, another wounded [Corrected]

Map shows location of Saturday's fatal shooting and 27 other nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details. An armed suspect chased down two men in North Hills on Friday [Correction: A previous post said the shooting occurred Saturday], fatally shooting one and wounding the other, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting was reported around 11:30 p.m. [Correction: A previous post and update said the shooting occurred at 11:30 a.m. Saturday] in the 15000 block of Parthenia Street, near the Sepulveda Recreation Area, said Officer Norma Eisenman.

The two men were standing outside of an apartment building when the suspect approached them on foot and began firing a handgun, Eisenman said. The two men fled into the apartment complex as the suspect continued firing. One of the men, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene, Eisenman said. The other man was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, she said. No other injuries were reported.

Police said the suspect fled on foot. The motivation of the shooting is not known, Eisenman said, adding that homicide detectives are investigating.

-- Ruben Vives

Map shows location of Saturday's fatal shooting and 27 other nearby homicides since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report

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Yet another crime committed within a California Gun Free School Zone. Obviously the law didn't stop the crime from happening and yet it does prevent law abiding people from defending themselves.

Here's a thought, instead of making it a crime to carry a firearm for the purpose of self-defense, how about simply punishing those who use firearms to commit a crime of violence?

It's time to repeal California's 1995 law, Penal Code 626.9 which makes carrying a gun for self-defense a crime within 1,000 feet of a school.

1. It's Pan City, not North Hills.
2. Right now it's 7:30 pm Saturday.

Somebody confused?

CNReporter what are you talking about?? That area is full of drug activity at night. The California Gun Free School Zone law has absolutely nothing to do with this. Anyway, we don't want shootouts within 1,000 feet of a school. In an area like this carry guns legally or illegally would breed violence.

Legally carrying guns breeds violence? Can you back that up with facts? Carrying a gun for defense is never a violent act. And if there is ever a need to pull out that firearm, that means you'd be dead if you didn't. Sorry, but I want to live another day, you can die in the street happy that you never fired a shot if you want.

No, it was in North Hills.I live in the apartment building it happened in.It was FRIDAY night that it happened.It was pretty much over before 11:25 pm.And I do not believe it was completly gang related if at all because one of my family members heard someone say "I can't take this crap." or something along those lines.Maybe it is completly unrelated but it just seems too much of a coincedence to not be unrelated.

It's ashamed that things are Still the same, Nothings has changed in North Hills, Which we know it as "THE GHETTO" I lived there for 8 years. I Remember... that there wasn't a night that i didn't hear gun shots,and right in front of my apartment, outside of my window. SO many of my kids friends shot dead on those streets. There was/is Heavy Drug dealing,and right in front of your nose! The police do Cruise on by, But most of them are Afarid them selfs,you NEVER see a patrol car go in there with ONLY ONE officer in the car there was ALWAYS two or three in one car, LOL! I think that they really need to start doing there job Right, maybe there wouldn't be (so many) Killings & (so much) Drug Dealing!!!

On Saturday night, The young man that was shot & killed was an old friend of mine SON, I knew that kid (young man) since he was born, He was Very Quiet, Polite, High Mannered & Respectful Young man. He Always had a Smile on his Face... WHY? we ask our selfs..WHY? Another innocent life has been taken. He was just starting his Life.. AND just because Someone doesn't like the way you look,or dress or even because you live in a certain area, That is No REASON to Take a Life. I can't even find the right words to say to his Mother (my friend) His Father, Brother and His two sisters in this Painful time.. He will Always be in our Hearts & He will Never Be Forgotten... R.I.P

It's me one more time...... LOOK 4 Ur Selfs on the map Since Jan. 2007 There has been "28" Homicides WITHIN 2 MILES!!! OMG! What is that TELLING U????????????????

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Maybe its the same people who came and shot 3 shots on our street between 11:30 and midnight Friday night. On McKeever Street near Kennedy High School...only a few miles away. I don't know if it was gangs but I'm quite sure it was drug related. Tried to call Devonshire Station Monday and the Watch Commander told me it was too long ago for him to tell me what happened, he didn't know and it probably wasn't important or he would have heard about it. I went off on him when he told me that. How dare he tell me it wasn't important. Just because someone didn't die, its not important? I do know there was a fight just before the 3 shots went off and there were at least 6 police cars on my street for over an hour so something major happened.


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