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Suspect sought in Lancaster shooting death

Authorities on Friday were searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman in Lancaster.

The shooting took place about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 44000 block of Beech Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Two men were arguing when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot the other multiple times in the torso, killing him, according to a statement from sheriff’s officials. 

A woman who was standing nearby was shot in the lower torso and sustained non life-threatening injuries, according to the statement. She was not related to the victim. 

Homicide detectives were still trying to determine a motive for the killing.

Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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