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

November 20, 2010 |  4:33 pm

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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