PALMDALE – Three men and a woman were shot in east Palmdale early Sunday morning, authorities said.
One of the men, identified as 32-year-old Dean Klein of Palmdale, died of his injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
The gang-related shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) outside a home on Avenue Q-6 and Lilacview Avenue, according to Lt. David Dolson of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
“The victims were hanging out in a garage at the location, and the suspects approached on foot,” Dolson said. “After some gang-related stuff was exchanged, the suspects opened fire, killing the one guy.”
Two male victims, ages 21 and 30, and a 23-year-old female victim were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Dolson said. All three were treated and released, he added.
A 27-year-old man inside the garage managed to escape gunfire, Dolson said.
Dolson said the suspects may have driven to the location, approached the garage on foot, and then escaped in a vehicle. Further information on the suspects and the getaway vehicle was not immediate available. No suspects were in custody for the shooting as of early Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Editor’s note: We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.