UPDATED 7/2/2012: The man shot and killed on Thursday, June 28 has been identified as 25-year-old Terry Antwon Jones of Lancaster.
LANCASTER – A man was shot and killed in Lancaster overnight.
The incident happened around 9:06 p.m. Thursday in the 44000 block of Beech Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s press report.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities have not yet identified the victim or released a motive in the case.
There is no further information at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
The AV Times will have more information on this story as it becomes available.
Updated 6/29/12 at 1 p.m.: The shooting happened near the courtyard of The Village at Beechwood apartments, located at 44063 Beech Avenue in Lancaster. A group of neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said they heard multiple gunshots Thursday night.
Neighbors also said a second female victim was shot in the buttocks, but survived. A Lancaster deputy confirmed that a second eyewitness was shot in her lower body, but referred all other questions to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
Neighbors said the female gunshot victim was transported to the hospital, but left her apartment unlocked. They said her apartment was burglarized after she left.
The Homicide Bureau is expected to release more information on the shooting later this afternoon. We will bring you that information as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATED 6/29/12 at 3:30 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau has released more information on the fatal shooting Thursday night. Read the update below:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man and the wounding of a woman in the 44000 block of Beech Avenue, Lancaster.
Detectives have learned that the victim and the suspect were arguing with each other when the suspect produced a handgun and fatally shot the victim multiple times in the upper torso.
A woman who was standing near the scene, and not related to the victim, was shot in the lower torso. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect, a male Black, remains outstanding. The motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.